Cinema: Rushing Roulette

Signpost to Murder, by contrast, has a neat surprise ending, though nothing that happens beforehand makes a solution seem urgent.

The conflict churns, at times quite literally, around an old English water mill with its paddle wheel shlupping and sloshing through Joanne Woodward's living room. Though the mill looks slickly renovated, the plot remains distressed antique: a woman whose husband is away is trapped by an escaped madman. Joanne is the sort of girl who prances around home modeling bathing suits or floppy hats, but her mood changes when the wheel starts scooping up...

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