By the way, Richard Basehart's in another noir coming up in this program: Tension. I don't want to say too much about it, in case you haven't seen it. But it's really good. It's about a pharmacist, a bad marriage, and a secret identity. Plus, how can you go wrong with Audrey Totter? She's got such a fun line in this film:
"Well, baby, we're all laughed out !"
Actually, going slightly off-topic here: I love Audrey Totter. She's got such a tough, mean, yet sexy demeanour (sorry couldn't resist.) But here's the thing - I think she's funny ! She always makes me laugh. And I don't think it's unintentional on Audrey's part. Her face is not only pretty, it's very expressive, as is her voice. I think she uses these qualities to comic effect sometimes. Just look at her in the heroic but unsuccessful Lady in the Lake: she's hilarious !
Anyway, I recommend Tension; great fun, - oh, Cyd Charisse is in it too, sans dancing. And Basehart looks good in nerdy glasses.
Thanks for the tip on Tension. I have only seen clips of this film (e.g. a beach scene with Totter, Basehart and some other actor who I believe was Totter's new playmate) and that peaked my interest.
Look forward to crossing this one off my list.