“Bus drivers are rarely observant. They tend to be dreamers, philosophers, that sort of thing. Self protection I suppose. ” – Newhouse
Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Apr 2016)
Brief Synopsis – When a young girl goes missing, detective do their best to find her but at the same time begin to suspect that maybe she doesn’t really exist
My Take on it – I have always been a fan of Otto Preminger’s work and was curious to see how he would play out this mystery/thriller.
Unlike in many thrillers, we are given clues that make both possibilities believable and even the audience doesn’t know what is the truth as things go forward.
This movie has a great cast led by Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward, Keir Dullea and Carol Lynley (who is perfect because even she is able to make us believe both possibilities).
As a parent, this is a very scary scenario where a child can go missing so easily.
The story is laid out in a very clever manner and it keeps things interesting all the way until the end.
Bottom Line – Very good Preminger Whodunnit where even the audience doesn’t know the truth about what is going on until it all unfolds before us. Great cast! Very cleverly laid out for us. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Columbia Pictures wanted Otto Preminger to cast Jane Fonda as Ann Lake, who was eager to play the role, but Preminger insisted upon using Carol Lynley. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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