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: Undertow (1949) Noir it is  ( 602 )
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« : March 20, 2021, 09:24:21 AM »

...even though the story is not of the kind respecting the Murphy's law, but just the usual innocent framed which makes it to save himself. The director had a career most of all in horror movies and in fact the character of the black guy is a clone of Frankestein's monster just like the finale may remind one of how the villain or mad scientist perishes at the hands of his own creature. But this is  a noir, more than other movies listed here as such, because of some night scenes typical of the genre (a frame of the scene at the Kat's Kradle may easily be Hopper Inspired). Plus there's a lot of exteriors of Chicago, at last. Unfortunately it is Scott Brady who doesn't work in this. That's because he's always impeccably shaved and his haircut perfect, at whatever time of the day and on the run from cops.  So it gets 6-7/10

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