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Year
1945
Runtime
102 min.
Director
Fritz Lang
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
9,110
Checks
2,461
Favs
269
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
10.9% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  1. contrafugal's avatar

    contrafugal

    Anyone else just wanna punch Dan Druyea in the face over and over again during this movie? 7 years 5 months ago
  2. sammysin's avatar

    sammysin

    Lang can do no wrong. 6 years 1 month ago
  3. Neville's avatar

    Neville

    Edward G. Robinson as Chris Cross is (was) absolutely wonderful in this part.

    And yes, Dan Duryea's character really is a picture-book or cartoon villain. The effect is to heighten the contrast of greedy shallowness and a failure of 'perspective', on the one hand, with the 'true value' of the artist and the paintings, on the other. Chris Cross could have been more valuable (to them, if not generally) if he'd been treated decently and honestly.

    Top noir.
    7 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
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  2. This movie ranks #17 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  3. This movie ranks #25 in Film-noir
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  4. This movie ranks #42 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #156 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  6. This movie ranks #246 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  7. This movie ranks #312 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  8. This movie ranks #331 in Doubling the Canon
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  9. This movie ranks #804 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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