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dave jenkins
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« : March 18, 2017, 10:30:49 AM »

I love this film. Unhappily, there doesn't seem to be a decent print in existence, but at least we don't have to pay to watch it:

Ya measly skunk! A-campin’ on my trail and lettin’ me do the work an’ then shootin’ me in the back. IN THE BACK!
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« #1 : March 19, 2017, 07:27:57 AM »

Thanks for the link (and the two others), I didn't even know this one. The print is indeed bad, but I'll watch it anyway.

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« #2 : August 17, 2017, 04:05:56 AM »

Just watched this last night... It's an enjoyable film, but the bad print really hampers things at times... It's also a tad bit too long, and there's too much voice over narration/exposition going on (esp in the last part of the movie on the steamer to NYC, with Dick Powell narrating the layout of the rooms while pointing it out on a map, several times in a row).

But it also has a sense of realism and grimness that sets it apart from similar 'crime busting' movies of the time that took the semi-documentary style approach... The methods that were employed to grow and smuggle the drugs were quite clever. And the scene early on where a hundred slaves are callously 'disposed of' at sea... Damn, that was quite graphic for 1948!

It's far from a perfect film, but if a clean print every surfaces and gets a nice DVD or blu-ray release, I wouldn't hesitate to add it to the collection. 7+/10

'I feel all dead inside. I'm backed up in a dark corner and I don't know who's hitting me.' - The Dark Corner (1946)
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