Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Noir Watch: The Clay Pigeon (1949)

Watched:  06/12/2018
Format:  Noir Alley on TCM (DVR)
Viewing:  First
Decade:  1940's

A former sailor who had been in a Japanese prison camp awakens stateside, having been in a coma for two years.  He's suffering from amnesia, but he overhears a discussion that he killed one of his best friends and is suspected of colluding with the enemy. 

This being noir, the sailor - Bill Williams - makes good his escape to try to learn what happened.  He winds up at the home of his former comrade in arms, meets his war-widow, and coerces her into helping him. 

An old pal from their unit offers to help, but he sees up to no good, and more surprises await.

Look, I watched this movie over three separate viewings, two of which were ten days apart.  That's a lot of time.  Luckily the movie is incredibly straightforward stuff.  It's... fine, but I am not going to write the first or final word on it.  So.  Everyone gets off easy as there's no more post here.

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