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Year
1953
Runtime
80 min.
Director
Samuel Fuller
Genres
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
8,627
Checks
3,047
Favs
278
Dislikes
21
Favs/checks
9.1% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. lachyas's avatar

    lachyas

    The 'romance' is definitely the weak point of this movie, it's the only element that doesn't really work at all. Apart from that however this is a very, very good late noir, with a fascinating premise and great use of Cold War paranoia that set it apart from many other similar movies. 5 years 10 months ago
  2. ebaum1saik's avatar

    ebaum1saik

    That ending spoiler Oh and it more than works. This is Fuller gold through and through. 6 years 7 months ago
  3. armyofshadows's avatar

    armyofshadows

    Pickup On South Street and Shock Corridor are the best Fuller films, I think.

    This is an almost perfect noir, admirably and artfully made and very entertaining.
    6 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #40 in IMDb's Film-noir Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #79 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #89 in TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #89 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  5. This movie ranks #229 in Masters Of Cinema
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  6. This movie ranks #249 in The Criterion Collection
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  7. This movie ranks #249 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #356 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  9. This movie ranks #460 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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    460
  10. This movie ranks #663 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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  11. This movie ranks #740 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  12. This movie ranks #802 in National Film Registry
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  13. This movie ranks #886 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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