classic chicago

Peter Lorre and Margaret Tallichet in Stranger on the Third Floor  (Boris Ingster, 1940)

“ An RKO B-film from 1940, done up in high Hollywood expressionism. It’s absurdly overwrought but interesting for it…  Boris Ingster, is better with shadows than with actors—venetian blinds carve up the characters with more fateful force than Paul Schrader’s similar gambit in American Gigolo, and there’s a dream sequence that has to be seen to be disbelieved.“  - Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader