I enjoy old movies, particularly film noir. Dead Reckoning (1947) is a very, very good one. Bogart is good in an unusual role as a back from Europe soldier struggling to find out what happened to his missing buddy. It’s dark and almost randomly violent, though not by today’s standards. But the reason to see this film is Lizabeth Scott. No other actress now or then holds a candle to her in the femme fatale category. With her looks, voice and attitude, if she were in her prime today, she’d be the biggest thing in Hollywood.
5 Star Rating: ****
movie review, film noir