I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes 07/13/21

The Warner Archive Collection

Producer Walter Mirisch’s second film is another satisfying mystery drama from author Cornell Woolrich. Dancers Don Castle and Elyse Knox find some money, and suddenly he’s arrested, tried and convicted for a murder, all on circumstantial evidence; detective Regis Toomey tries to find the real killer to please Mrs. Knox. The Monogram noir lacks fancy trimmings and was perhaps a bit rushed, but the story is good and the performances are sincere. We’re told that this one was at one point thought to be completely lost, but it sure plays well now — it looks untouched. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.