Thursday, April 16, 2020
Night Encounter aka Double Agents (1959)
Good small scale spy drama is essentially a two-hander as the the to agents dance around each other for most of the running time. I will not go into details as to what happens other than to say it makes for compelling viewing. What happens is taut because until the final fade out you really aren't sure what is going on.
If I have to nitpick anything it is going to be simply that this probably would have been better as a stage play. I say this not because there is anything wrong with the film, rather because it would have kept everything focused on the meeting. The long set up, as good as it is, kind of works against the film because there kind of is no reason we shouldn't know more than we do- I mean we are in England to start- why not tell us more. That's a minor quibble and this is a nifty thriller worth your time.
The film is available streaming on Amazon