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Aro Favourite Reckless Moment, The


USA 1949, 79 minutes
Dir. Max Ophuls
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Classics, Suspense/Crime / Film Noir


Aroview: Masterful suspenser in which concerned parent Joan Bennett covers up an apparent murder in order to protect her vulnerable daughter and middle-class respectability.

But when a sinister James Mason discovers the truth about his dead partner-in-crime and starts demanding hush money, she finds herself out of her depth. Respectably remade in 2001 as "The Deep End", this is original is tighter and more convincing, and one of dir. Max Ophuls' best.

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DVD Features

Features a 22m. introduction by latter-day director (and devout fan) Todd Haynes.


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