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This dazzling film noir actually starts with the death of the "hero" (superbly played by Burt Lancaster) - which removes any doubt of the outcome, but doesn't kill the suspense, as the emphasis is not on how or when he dies, but why. And, for that matter, why does he accept his death so calmly, with the words "There's nothin' I can do about it"? The film is divided into flashbacks, each providing a piece of the puzzle - a daring device that keeps you gripped till the very end.
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Classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart as a shabby private detective hired for the seemingly simple task of keeping an eye on a bigwig's daughter.
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Hard-hitting, fast-paced adaptation of a crime novel in which a detective takes on thugs and nuclear secrets.
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