A reasonably strong entry in the Fox Film Noir Series. This may have been an A movie when made , but is more in the B movie
class when screened in modern times. In glorious Black & White. With Ida Lupino , Queen of B movies. She plays a
night club singer who is hired to sing at The Roadhouse by one of two brother owners. He takes a shine to her when
he mistakes her natural friendliness for something more. He goes away on a fishing trip and in his mind works himself up
to a pending marriage proposal. Meanwhile the other brother , who was antagonistic to Ida at first , takes a shine to her ,
as she does to him. The brothers are Cornel Wilde and Richard Widmark. The pain of rejection and failed purpose re
marriage drives Widmark around the bend. Wilde and Lupino try to sneak away , but are arrested at the train station.
The rat Widmark has reported a theft of the months Roadhouse receipts.When Wilde is convicted of Grand Theft
Widmark makes a plea to the judge to release Wilde under his parole , to work at the Roadhouse for the duration
of his sentence. Ouch , so now you are a virtual slave to the guy that framed you , who is your ?brother?
The climax of this one is rather predictable , but still a decent movie . Ida Lupino sings in this one , but it's of no
note. Excuse previous pun. Recommended for fans of noir or the stars involved.