Aroview: Celebrated and infamous melodrama of the titular smalltown, a seemingly placid American community, around which insanity, poverty and sadism hover like flies.
Chronicling the twenty year friendship of idealist Robert Cummings and go-getter Ronald Reagan (in his best role), as they are haunted by the dark mysteries of various town inhabitants - including their respective sweethearts. Although dated in some respects, the shocking twists and morbid tone were an important influence on the likes of BLUE VELVET. Beautifully shot in b&w white James Wong Howe.
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2 stars (Good Try) I thought Cummings was a bit wishy washy which didn't help my viewing as his was the main character on which the film depends. However there were some good performances from Ann Sheridan (she glows) & old hands Rains and Coburn. The black & white helps.~tubbs