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From: bear_m Date Added: 10/15/2012 1:33:23 AM

I read a lot of old detective stories. This is a great take on them: crisp and funny dialog, crisp black and white photography full of light and shadow, a deadpan detective, the obligatory blonde (apparently a requirement of the genre) and a cast of low-life bad guys. I recommend it. I would see it again.

My only gripe - the print has annoyingly jerky motions in many action sequences, particularly where there is left-right movement (cars, dancing), giving parts of the movie the jumpy look of a bad 8mm home movie from the early 60's. Maybe the film editor was asleep during the "frames per second" class at film school.

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