Friday, November 7, 2014

Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Poster

*** out of 5

Okay, this is more of a comedy-drama-roamance-gangster-christmas movie than a proper film noir, but don't let that stop you from checking it out.  It features Glenn Ford and Evelyn Keyes in a great pair of roles, and surrounded by a great supporting cast that includes  Beulah Bondi, Percy Kilbride, Ted de Corsia, Gordon Jones, and John Ireland.
The comedy is light, the drama is tough, the romance natural, with an assortment of gangsters who either mean business, or are foils for the comic parts of the picture, and the Christmas ending is worthy of being included in the same class as The Preacher's Wife, Pocketful of Miracles, The Lemon Drop Kid, and Remember The Night.

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