Can we start talking about this movie again? Rejected upon release, this is "the lost character study", difficult to watch and almost maddening at times. Billy Wilder is a director with no limits, if he was around today he with this style, we wouldn't have to worry about seeing movies like "Joker".
Great black and white films always consist of some of the best performances ever, but Ray Milland was completely consumed by this character. The blend of the realism for its time, the cut throat performance from Milland, and Wilder's amazing ability of direction, this will always be noted as one of the greatest drama films of all time.
I highly recommend you view this film, not because it is as amazing as it is, but because it deserves your view. I need to get this on bluray ASAP!