Cinema: Lady in the Dark

CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS Directed by Frangois Truffaut Screenplay by Franqois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman and Jean Aurel

Murder, adultery, more murder; an innocent man with a guilty look about his actions; a beautiful secretary who believes in him when everyone else has him tried and convicted; a wise private eye and a less than canny police inspector. Neon lights, inky shadows, rain glistening on the dark streets, an odd moment or two devoted to tough-guy philosophizing.

Confidentially Yours looks at first like Fransis Truffaut's nostalgic tribute to that signature genre of the 1940s, the film noir....

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