Jul 27, 2008

Tight Spot

Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, and Brian Keith in a noir film. I confess I had expected a lighter film, something more comedic. When Brian Keith’s relationship to the mobster, played by Lorne Greene in his pre-Ben Cartwright, pre-Adama days, was revealed, I quickly realized that given the Production Code I could not expect a happy, romantic ending.

Rogers was 44 at the time of the picture, and while reasonably well preserved was fast fading from her youthful peak in Goldiggers of 1933, or Once Upon a Honeymoon.

It’s a reasonably competent film. Robinson plays a DA, and is on the right side of the law. Brian Keith manages to be convincing as a cop who falls in love with Roger’s character.