Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Dark Mirror (1946)
This film kind of caught me by surprise. in the process of doing some cleaning I needed something to watch so I reached into a pile DVDs from All Clues and No Solutions and pulled this out not knowing what it was. Putting it in it started and I didn't think much of it, and then after about five minutes I was hooked and the time cleaning became less and less and the time watching became more and more.
Hitting pretty much every psychological/good twin Bad twin cliche the film none the less remains entertaining thanks to the performances, deHavilland has rarely been better, and a script which keeps things twisting. When one of the twins who eyes a pair of shears late in the film a chill will go up your spine as you worry if the good doctor is going to take it in the back.
This is a solid little thriller that is more the sort of film that you'd expect to come from a B studio, but it's been gussied up by a major studio and given an A level shine.
Definitely one to keep an eye out for.