In this unjustly neglected remake of the Fritz Lang masterpiece of the same name, Joseph Losey turns the manhunt for a child-murderer into a stark portrait of paranoia in postwar America. Largely set in and around Bunker Hill, the film's climax takes place in the Bradbury Building. Blacklisted shortly after the film's release when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Losey relocated to Europe, where he went on to collaborate with Harold Pinter on a number of iconic films, producing a far-ranging and esteemed body of work.
“A marvelous, frightening film, years ahead of [Losey’s] time.”—David Thompson
Imported 35mm print.