Roman Polanski's "The Ninth Gate" is a sardonic detective thriller peppered with carefully crafted pleasures, not the least of which is a snide approach to wealthy people with a decadent streak. This…
The story of the man who poses as dead in order that his 'widow' can pick up the insurance money is not exactly new. But director Carol Reed makes it holding entertainment.
The up-front reels spin off somewhat slowly as the plot groundwork is laid but, once the business of murder is gotten down to, Black Widow takes a firm and unrelenting grip on audience attention.
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