This brooding, slow-burn mystery is a disquieting, echt-Tourneurian inquiry into the frighteningly elusive nature of truth. Ray Milland is a surly American who travels to England in hopes of getting to the bottom of his brother’s suspicious death during the war—but the more he finds out, the less he seems to know. Amplifying the pervasive sense of anticipatory dread, Tourneur manages to make even the bucolic landscapes of the English countryside hum with menace, while offering a rarity in mid-20th century cinema: a queer character (played by Powell and Pressburger regular Marius Goring) of unusual courage and complexity. Print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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