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The original movie on which this independently filmed remake is based was something of an accident. Though it evidently lacked a well-made script or a decent budget and shooting schedule, the nightmarish mood that the 1946 original created propelled it to cult status, and it served as a model for several film movements, including nouvelle vague. The present version is something of an oddity, as it stars the son (Tom Neal, Jr.) of the ill-fated man who had the leading role in the original movie in the exact same role. The story of the remake deviates from the original in only one minor respect,… More