4 November 2017 | Tonino101
A Decent Film Noir
I heard about this adaptation of the novel by James Hadley Chase made in the late 60s but only came across the DVD very recently - and it was a German DVD, with both English and German-language versions. Overall, it is a decent film noir, with very good actors in it, even though we don't see them very often in English-language films. Lang Jeffries is excellent as a man consumed by greed; the Chilean actor Daniel Emilfork also very convincing as a creepy policeman, and the Italian Gianni Rizzio (who I remember from his cameo performance in "The Name of the Rose") as the underworld kingpin. Francesca Tu is OK as the leading man's girlfriend. So what can I say about the film today, exactly 50 years since its release? It is very watchable, and deserves to be seen. I hope it will be restored for the next edition, as it looks rather bleak on DVD. So if you like film noir and have a chance to watch this particular one, do.