"I really wanted to like this film for two reasons. First, it has Richard Widmark as the lead, and I think he in one of two underrated actors of that time (Glen Ford is the other) and it is billed as film noir, and I love film noir. However as I was watching this film, it felt very off to me. Widmark was not convincing as the villian, and while the moved looked like noir, it really wasn't noir. There was just something "off" about the whole film."