Somewhere in the Night
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George Taylor (John Hodiak) is a war veteran suffering from amnesia with only two clues to his past: the bitter letter from a woman who hates him and another mysterious letter signed "Larry Cravat." Taylor goes to Los Angeles to meet Cravat. It turns out that Cravat is wanted for murder and the robbery of $2 million. George becomes involved with a singer, Christy (Nancy Guild) and is chased by mobsters while on a search for the stolen money. There ensue a series of chases, an interesting plot twist and a surprise ending as John learns the true identity of Cravat.Somewhere in the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Joseph L. Mankiewicz's nervous nightmare (made in his first year of directing) isn't an all-hallowed member of the noir canon -- it's fairly slick, and Mankiewicz has little or no existentialist cred. But it sings the school's black-hearted lament."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"It's a decent picture, though the auteur touches (the visual stiffness, the tendency to drag scenes out long after the dramatic point has been made) are largely negative."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's smashingly photographed in the classic styles of the genre."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Out of this familiar premise, Mankiewicz has fashioned a classic film noir."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"An engrossing crime thriller."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A no name cast conjures up some atmospheric thrills under the direction of Mankiewicz."
‑ , Film4
"As a straight piece of melodramatic staging, this Twentieth Century-Fox film is all right."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"...an engaging noir..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A quintessential amnesiac story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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