Another entry in the Fox Film Noir lineup. This one is spooky , dark, and moody. Suspicions abound as the tragic tale is
told using various characters flashbacks. Weird factoid ; the melody of Somewhere over the Rainbow from Wizard of
Oz (1939) is re-used (melody only , no words ) in I Wake Up Screaming (1941). Taught , suspenseful story , with a great cast ; Betty Grable : the WWII Soldiers inspiration ,Carol Landis , and Victor Mature. The guy playing the cop is unknown to me , but is terrific . He's spooky . Reminds me of the killer in No Country for Old Men . Victor Mature wakes up during a (hopefully normal ) nights sleep , only to see the cop sitting there in the dark watching him . Yikes!! Watch for Red Buttons when
he was just a squirt. Leonard Maltin's Movie guide says it was remade as
Vicki , another great flick. Really good , highly recommended . ( If a movie is any good I will watch it again ; this one got it's
second screening immediately!!) Good Noir.