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  • That de Toth's demands an attention to detail in even the most seemingly B-movies are one reason why he is continually lauded by such writers as Fred Camper and Anthony Slide.

  • De Toth brings an elegant visual sensibility to the tawdry story, staging ambitious, curvilinear tracking shots and setting much of the action under rich, spooky shadows. Further enhancing the uncanny atmosphere, he casts familiar character actors wildly against type: Thomas Mitchell and John Qualen are effete southern gentleman, and Elisha Cook Jr. (film noir's greatest twerp) is a thuggish sexual aggressor.