This film is currently playing at Film Forum in NYC and I had the pleasure to catch it earlier this week. The film is far from perfect but I feel that it’s an unjustly overlooked gem in Wilder’s oeuvre. For me, the greatest pleasure of the film is thinking of it in comparison to Wilder’s masterpiece Sunset Boulevard-this is most obvious as both films have William Holden as a lead and feature his voice over narration. I don’t want to give anything away in terms of plotting so I won’t elaborate further but the parallels between these films are seemingly endless, and would be wonderful fodder for an extended paper. To all you film programmers out there, the two films would make for a wonderful double feature.