Jump to content

 
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  
kimpunkrock

Crime of Passion (1957)

Recommended Posts

I bought this video for a dollar tonight and I was stoked because it has Barbara Stanwyck and I had never seen it before. This movie rocked. BS plays an ambitious journalist who quits her job and marries an LA police detective played by Sterling Hayden. The movie starts out slow, but Stanwyck's character proves to be quite the vixen when it comes to furthering her husbands career. There is also a great performance by Raymond Burr, who is always great in film noir dramas. This movie heats up at the end even though BS doesn't look as sexy as she did that same year in the Sam Fuller Film 40 guns, she still pulls out a great performance showing her range all the way in 1957.

 

Luckily this film is available on DVD so netflix it, buy it, whatever, you will not be disappointed, I promise.

 

-

kpr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The cast alone made this a worthy addition. Fay Wray. Virginia Grey. Royal Dano (now who was mentioning him earlier?). And Stuart Whitman behind the bunsen burners? Jay Adler, back from The Big Combo, Murder Is My Beat, Illegal and The Killing, up for another character role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, kimpunkrock for bringing this up. Missy does it so well, doesn't she?

 

She's not the all in your face seductive lush Phyllis Dietrichson for a purpose. Her homely demeanor is no more than a bait to throw you off her trail so that when she strikes it will only hurt deeper. She is so slippery that she makes waves with her husband's life that he can't smell a rat and all in the name of having his best interest at heart. What else can you ask from Barbara?

 

And, man, her showdown with Raymond Burr can leave a weak heart dead in its tracks.

 

Message was edited by: miss_bettyidol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I scored this one at my trusty local library! Just about the only place in town that still has VHS! It is good, and not totally predictable. It has a soft, winning atmosphere that draws you in. Good characters, good cast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

© 2019 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
×
×
  • Create New...