While poking about the interwebs, I found this excellent 2006 review of Conflict from Noir of the Week. Sadly, as the review notes, Conflict is still not available on dvd. It does appear to be available from Amazon on something called Vee Aych Ess, whatever that is. Spoilers ahoy.
The appeal of this film, which is unpleasant and obviously morbid in theme, will be to those customers who are fascinated by the anxieties of a tortured man, who like to listen figuratively to the desperate thumping of a telltale heart.
Then read my review of Conflict, where I never refer to Greenstreet’s battle with weight.
I am always happy when a new (to me) Humphrey Bogart movie appears in the TCM lineup, even if it’s a lesser known part of his filmography like Conflict (1945). And make no mistake, Conflict is a distant star in the constellation of classics in Bogart’s career. But this psychological thriller is a shining example of mid-forties noir films produced by an efficient studio and star system. It’s not the greatest movie made, but it’s worth watching. When you have a couple of Sunday afternoon hours to while away, there’s far worse company than Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet to spend your time with. Oh, and spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen this one. Read the rest of this entry