Fifth about The Seventh

D.O.A. (1950)

D.O.A.: a rather run-of-the-mill whodunit, despite the attention-grabbing plot (or story) twist, which allows for some interesting (but ultimately underwhelming) character dynamics. The real problem here, however, is how mishandled the cast is: Edmond O’Brien is not bad, but pretty much everyone else is either stiff as a board or over-acting. Curiously enough, this film has the opposite problem that Rudolph Maté’s other film I watched recently, since this one is visually engaging at times.

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