Secret Beyond the Door…

Film

Thrillers

Not yet rated

Be the first...

 

Time Out says

An example of Hollywood's mooncalf affair with Freud during the '40s, ending in an absurd instant cure for psychopathy. But the premise is fascinating, and fraught with Gothic overtones as Bennett's heroine ('This is not the time to think of danger', she murmurs at the outset, shaking off premonition, 'this is my wedding day') gradually realises that, married to an architect (Redgrave) who literally and obsessively 'collects' rooms in which murders have occurred, she must uncover the secret of the one room always kept locked. Lang himself didn't think much of the film, but nevertheless set it under his usual sign of destiny ('This is not the time to think of danger...') and invested it with roots in older myths of the magic power of love. His direction is masterly, imposing meanings and tensions through images that are spare, resonant and astonishingly beautiful. A remarkable film.
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

1947

Duration:

98 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Fritz Lang

Cast:

Natalie Schaefer, Barbara O'Neil, Anne Revere, Michael Redgrave, Joan Bennett, Paul Cavanagh

Music:

Miklós Rozsa

Art Director:

Max Parker

Editor:

Arthur Hilton

Cinematography:

Stanley Cortez

Screenwriter:

Silvia Richards

Producer:

Fritz Lang

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening