The well-versed and distinctively empathetic audio commentaries render this Twilight Time release a must-own.
It attains a harmony rare in cinema, with its formal construction and ideological constitution standing at the nexus of tradition and progression.
The film subtly complicates viewer expectations early on, eschewing clear-cut character rivalries in favor of more complex emotional and social configurations.
After a 10-year absence from filmmaking, Frank Borzage returned for one final summation of his themes.
William H. Clothier’s cool, gray cinematography is immaculately preserved, filled with severe gradations, and the sound is equally impressive, especially in the last scenes.
Superior to the 1995 Nicolas Cage remake, but only because of the wild-eyed Widmark’s cackling jackal.