Movies reviewed this week: I Walk Alone, Bodyguard, and The Accused.
2/20/2018: I Walk Alone (1947): ***1/2
Competent crime drama starring Kirk Douglas’ cleft chin and an accountant who found heroism too late. Also Burt Lancaster. Interesting to see movies starting to depict crime as a business rather than a collection of outlaws; the changing times are an explicit theme here.
2/20/2018: Bodyguard (1948): ***1/2
B movie with Lawrence Tierney being angry and violent all the way through.
2/21/2018: The Accused (1949): ****
Tense melodrama centered on, for a change, a female protagonist (Loretta Young). Wendell Corey stands out in the supporting cast.