“Deeply perverse, and immensely enjoyable for the ways writer Dudley Nichols and Fritz Lang run circles around the Production Code. Were the three leads ever any better?” – Eddie Muller, Noir Foundation
“Arguably Fritz Lang’s greatest American film and one of his finest overall.” – John Greco, Twenty Four Frames
Fritz Lang’s perverse film of amor fou between a stolid middle age clerk named Chris Cross, played by crime-film stalwart Edward G. Robinson, and a young woman with dishonest intentions (Lang favorite Joan Bennett) is a haunting master class in shifting perspectives. The masterful Dan Duryea completes the love triangle and, as always, plays the heel with zeal.