So, so good. Amusing to follow up Shadow of a Doubt with this film where Joseph Cotten now plays a good guy trying to hunt down a murderer...or is he?
Excellent performances from the whole cast, particularly liked the British major-and-sergeant double act (especially the sergeant, who happens to be a big fan of Cotten's character's novels).
(Welles of course is perfectly cast as the charming conman)
Special mention to post-war Vienna, particularly the big wheel.
Oh man oh man. As a one time musician, I loved this film. Just to hear the soundtrack and to see the instruments would have been enough.
Add JK Simmons playing a psychotic band leader (Best Supporting Actor richly deserved), Miles Teller playing his heart out (literally???) and the New York setting and what we have is a hit that's all killer no filler.
Two thumbs way way up.