Monday, 26 February 2018

THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE (1942) Directed by Herbert Leeds.

Snappy little B-moves, one of a series with Lloyd Nolan as private eye Michael Shayne. It's an old dark house mystery with ghostly killers, disappearing bodies and screams in the night. Of course it is all smoke, mirrors and clich├ęs but it works wonderfully thanks to the wise-cracking script and Nolan's performance. A good supporting cast includes Henry Wilcoxon and Francis Ford (former silent director/actor and brother of John Ford), At 1 hour 4 minutes it is hard to fault it. Rating ***

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