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Post #1423915

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Vultural
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A few reviews . . (film or TV)
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Date created
14-Apr-2021, 1:13 PM

Lightning Strikes Twice - 1951 - 6/10

The priest visits the convicted killer on death row.
Only! There is a second trial and he is acquitted!
Story abruptly shifts to an actress, traveling by bus, to a Western dude ranch.
Soon enough, her path crosses that of the killer, acquitted of murdering his wife.
Good mystery, set in the sagebrush, with strong performances and Noir camerawork.

Directed by King Vidor, this is reminiscent of Douglas Sirk.
Females dominate the proceedings, led by a high strung Mercedes McCambridge and a smoldering Ruth Roman.