Not quite up to In a Lonely Place's standards, but on a par with On Dangerous Ground, this film from Nicholas Ray has Cyd Charisse playing to her strengths. Yes, I'm referring to her legs. She looks absolutely fantastic all round, though, but isn't much of an actress.
No one else needs to act as long as Robert Taylor is as great as he is here, though, as he steals every scene, even if Cobb tries his best to outact everything and everyone, including the curtains.
It takes some time to really get going, the first half is mainly about Charisse and Taylor's relationship, with that hound dog John Ireland sniffing around, as he always does.
That courtroom spectacle from Taylor is pure gold.
A beautiful noir, even if for "all the wrong reasons", and highly entertaining. Ray makes technicolor seem perfectly at home in the genre.