A Scream in the Dark (1943)

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Newspaper reporter turned detective Mike, along with his partner Eddie Tough (who used to be his photographer on the paper), and Mike's girlfriend Joan go after some business. She's the ... See full summary »


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6 January 2021 | richardchatten
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| Muriel
The corpses pile up in this inconsequential comedy-thriller whose gallows humour reflects the title of the novel by Jerome Odlum on which it's based called 'The Morgue is Always Open'.

The enormous sets - presumably from a bigger production - are glossily lit to create a veneer of opulence. Against such a backdrop, the women are all glamorously big-haired and big-suited, including Elizabeth Russell (best remembered for her spectral presence in several Val Lewton films), who here plays the mysterious Muriel around whom the plot revolves.

The name of her character may evoke early Resnais but the plot is pure late Resnais, with a noisy music score constantly reminding us how hilarious it all is.

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