Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 6, 1954

A Bullet Is Waiting (Welsch; Columbia). In old-fashioned movies, when an innocent girl was trapped with two desperate men in a cabin miles from anywhere, the bad guy made his grab and wound up on a slab, while the good guy took the lady to the preacher. But times have changed. In this picture, for instance the cabin serves as a sort of alchemical vessel in which all the characters are essentially transformed. As a matter of fact after sitting in that cabin for about 85 minutes the moviegoer may never be the same again, either.

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