In which Joan Bennett is a total BAMF, James Mason gets to do his Irish accent again, and I swoon every time he’s onscreen. It’s like film noir does the women’s picture, or vice versa. It’s a superb little film, full of tiny detail and steadily growing anxiety. I watched it for James, but (even taking into account his character’s emotional growth) this is totally Joan’s film.
*The Deep End (which is a remake) is worth watching because UNF Tilda Swinton and DOUBLE UNF Goran Visnic but boy this is the one to see.