There is no nudity.


Reference to a man being found in his robe after inviting a woman over to his apartment.
One kiss.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I believe many viewers regard this film as a black film. But as a loyal fan of black film, I don’t think it’s a black film. Because the hero in the film is not a figure wandering on the edge of the law, and the heroine is not a snake and scorpion beauty. The plot of the film is not very “black”. The male and female protagonists get married and the murderer is brought to justice at gunpoint. A typical happy ending. In fact, I think it is more like a suspense film analyzing human nature in the process of logical reasoning.

It is very interesting to analyze the characters in the film. Shelby carpenter played by Vincent Price is a typical “whitewash party”. He used his handsome face and rhetoric skills to win the favor of women. He did it very successfully. He got money from the rich middle-aged woman, Ms. Ann Treadwell. He even once got the love of Laura, a very successful career woman, and promised him by example. For such a person, love or friendship, which is very important to many people, is not important to him. Pursuing the maximization of personal practical interests is his most important goal in life.

Ann, a middle-aged woman, is actually very aware of her shortcomings and advantages. She knows that her shortcomings are that she is old and lacks physical attraction to men. The advantage is money. She also knows that money can make those handsome men love her, and she doesn’t care that the other party pretends to love her for her money, as long as she feels happy.

The hero mark McPherson (played by Dana Andrews) is not a flattering role at the beginning of the film, or more accurately, he is not a very characteristic role. Compared with the rhetoric of Shelby carpenter, he seems to be talkative. Compared with Waldo lydecker’s charming gentlemanly demeanor and sense of humor, he looks more old-fashioned and boring. But as an ordinary audience, you will gradually like this role, whether you are a man or a woman. He fell in love with the heroine by talking about the heroine by others, and then looking at the portrait of the heroine. At this time, his professionalism as a policeman didn’t know where to go. He forgot that the heroine might also be a suspect in a murder case. Yes, this is a very simple guy, but his charm is also reflected in this simple character. Think about it, compared with the complex character and dark side of their human nature of the other three main characters in the film. His simplicity is really a very excellent character. It also gives him an extraordinary charm.

The heroine’s character is also simple and naive. Because of his simplicity and innocence, he fully accepted Waldo lydecker’s help to her career and never thought about the other party’s obscure love purpose behind this help. Because of her simplicity and innocence, she accepted Shelby’s proposal to him, which was good for nothing but rhetoric. It is precisely because the male and female protagonists are equally simple and naive characters that their final combination has an extremely strong appeal to the audience.

Waldo lydecker is a tragic figure. He has charming gentlemanly demeanor and outstanding sense of humor (although this sense of humor is sometimes a little mean) It has a certain social popularity and influence. Fully helped the heroine’s career and made her a successful professional woman. Unfortunately, he didn’t win Laura’s love, probably because of the age gap, and more likely because he was not tolerant enough to people (as can be seen from his mean sense of humor). Or something else.

It is precisely because he is not tolerant of people, and even his almost mean character, that he has no friends. (as the heroine said when she first met him), it also made him feel a strong sense of loneliness. Therefore, he can’t bear Laura’s “marrying someone else’s wife”, which will make him fall into the reality of strong loneliness again. But his tragedy is more than that. A strong sense of loneliness is only the psychological source of his crime. His criminal motivation is too strong possessiveness and disregard for human moral bottom line (killing is not allowed by moral bottom line and legal bottom line). Because he has too strong possessive desire, he will have “if I can’t get her love, I will never let others get it.” Your ideas. But ironically, after “killing Luona”, he did not get the slightest happiness, but felt more lonely.

About the ending: according to the director himself, he shot two endings for the film (although there is no film left to prove this). The other ending is that launa found the gun that Waldo committed the crime, but Laura covered up the criminal evidence for Waldo, but finally died under the gun.

Both are great endings. It’s really hard to choose. From the overall structure of the film, the first ending should be better, because it is laua’s kind nature to cover up the evidence for Waldo. Waldo finally killed her, which is also in line with his personality. Plus the wonderful parting kiss between Laura and mark (personally, this kiss is definitely one of the greatest screen kisses!) And the line “bye, my love, bye, my Laura” before Waldo died, oh! What a classic tragic ending!

Now there is an obvious problem in this ending – that is, why mark left the murder weapon at the scene. But I really put my feelings into this film. No film can make me like this for a long time, so emotionally I can only accept the happy ending now. Let this illogical place fool me once, I am willing!

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