A screwball comedy without much depth or heart. The cast is great and each actor has a good moment or two. Unfortunately, as a whole, it doesn't add up. I still found it entertaining, though.
This was the last horror film that featured both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. The story was disturbing but when you realize this was closer to reality than not...shiver.
Karloff was the standout as a graverobber. Russell Wade was cute so I will be looking for more of his films! 😉
"What do you want, Joe, my life's history? Here it is in four words: big ideas, small results." ~ Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle
I don't always understand Barbara Stanwyck's hardened characters but she sure is good at playing them. This time out she at least had a conscience. Paul Douglas gave a nuanced performance as Stanwyck's loving husband. Robert Ryan was not a nice guy (his Chinese impression was horrifying) but he was so good as the damaged best friend of Douglas.