Edited by Solomon on 2/19/2016, 3:45 pm
Her character and part add essential balance to the story, functioning against Wanda Hendrix and giving substance to the observations on women made by Montgomery. Which I credit to a good script and leads me to say that I'm high on the writers Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer. Real writers, Hecht keeping very busy and well-recognized.
I'm also high on Montgomery's direction AND acting in this one. I like the way that the camera follows him in the opening sequence. The carousel-beating scene is staged beautifully. It just goes on and on like this with careful and effective framing. Intelligent and skilled work all the way around. I really like these classic noirs.