Private Hell 36 (1954)

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When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.

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  • Howard Duff, Steve Cochran, and Ida Lupino in Private Hell 36 (1954)
  • Howard Duff, Steve Cochran, and Ida Lupino in Private Hell 36 (1954)
  • Howard Duff, Steve Cochran, Ida Lupino, and Dorothy Malone in Private Hell 36 (1954)
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  • Private Hell 36 (1954)
  • Howard Duff, Steve Cochran, and Ida Lupino in Private Hell 36 (1954)

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27 May 2000 | bearndahl
7
| Good noir film with some solid acting.
Very watchable film, especially scenes with Steve Cochran. He is absolutely beautiful to look at, one of the most gorgeous men ever captured on film. He is also the best actor of the cast, bringing a sly grace to his role. He seems very on target as a cop who sees an opportunity to get rich off of money from a dead murder suspect. Ida Lupino does a capable job as the object of his lust, but she was a bit long in the tooth at that point, and just didn't "fit" as a femme fatale. Howard Duff went way overboard in his portrayal of the "good" cop. His teeth-clenching, jaw-rubbing portrayal of moral dilemma was kind of strained. Dorothy Malone did a suprisingly good job as Duff's wife. Her performance in the film was one of the most subtle she ever gave. The film suffered when it got really bogged down in the middle as they searched for the suspect at the racetrack. A lot of that should have been trimmed out. Otherwise, a nice film for a rainy afternoon.

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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