#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime, and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with one of them.
Plot: A sister and her disturbed twin are implicated in a murder and a police detective must figure out which one’s the killer.
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very tough to believe,…but it still is wonderful
Okay, with my background as an ex-therapist and psychology teacher, I was quick to notice that there was a lot of psychological mumbo-jumbo in this film. The whole notion of a “nice twin” and an “evil twin” just seems like a silly cliché.
However, if you ignore the improbability of the film, you will be rewarded with a pretty exciting and original film. Olivia DeHavilland plays identical twins and the split screen and other tricks were done pretty seamlessly. Her acting, as usual, was lovely to watch. The film also starred Thomas Mitchell as the cop and Lew Ayers as the psychologist–and both were at about their best.
The story excels in regard to how it portrayed the sociopathic sister. She was pretty realistic, as she was a good example of an Antisocial Personality Disorder–having no conscience and being highly manipulative.
Some other things that I found interesting were the excellent plot twists and suspense elements. Also, I was surprised when I noticed that at least some of the Rorschach cards (for the “ink blot test”) were real cards–these are NOT supposed to be shown to the general public and are to only be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. And the responses the women gave were pretty realistic. I guess someone slipped up, huh?
well-directed and well-acted, but ‘well’ isn’t enough to overcome the gimmick
Robert Siodmak, while not my favorite noir director, is probably above doing something like this. The same year he made the Killers, which kind of solidified his reputation as a director of solid B-movies (others include The Spiral Staircase and the excellent Criss Cross), he directed the Dark Mirror, from a script by Nunnally Johnson (most notable for scripting pics like the Dirty Dozen) that ties psychological contrivance and simplicity into a knot. We have Olivia de Havilland playing identical twins Terry and Ruth, and they are both suspected (maybe) in the murder of a man in an apartment. As the story rolls on we get a sense of where it’s going- obviously so- and who the killer really is, and how the cat-and-mouse game with the doctor (Lew Ayres) will pan out.
This doesn’t necessarily mean The Dark Mirror is a dud; in fact if you’re looking just on direct stylistic terms Siodmak doesn’t do much less an exemplary effort than on the Killers or Criss Cross. It’s just the basic flaws of script, where Johnson can’t seem to overcome the duality-of-man (or woman) thing going on, or making a wonderful actress like Havilland in two parts seem so simplistic in each part (maybe combined it makes the most fascinating) It’s a passable effort, and kept me entertained… but I wanted more with a premise that starts as a fun near joke and then turns into something else- something not as appealing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director Robert Siodmak
Writer Nunnally Johnson, Vladimir Pozner
Actors Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,360 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm