On Saturday, I watched a classic black and white movie titled “Impact”.
It was a 1949 film that starred Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Helen Walker, and Charles Coburn.
When I first read the synopsis, my interest was struck, but the movie turned out better to my liking than I had first imagined.
So many old films or films alike with these types of plots are predictable though this story took a pleasingly different little turn.
I enjoyed this movie from beginning to end.
I also liked the cinematography and the script for that era of time.
The film was about a woman.
She had a man who truly loved her- he thought the world of her. But she was just using him for his money and the luxurious things he could get for her.
The woman had a lover on the side.
One that she incorporated for the scheme in the murder of her unsuspecting husband.
Without giving away the entire storyline- Everything seemed to have gone as planned, however, what was planned did not at all go as it had seemed.
There is a detective on the scene who is on the style of Alfred Hitchcock within characteristics while distinguishing a style of his very own in solving this case of a death that is not what it appears.
Throughout, the viewer (us watching the movie) gets to see how things proceed and how they unfold with another sweet piece of entertainment that develops in the storyline with the supposedly deceased character.
What angered me about the film was how the wife had such a faithful, loving husband, who cared about her and thoroughly provided for her regardless of her snooty attitude toward him at times. He treated her like a princess- in return she sets him up to get killed. She was ruthless throughout the story.
It is just a reminder of how dirty people can be just like Patrick Swayze’s character in the movie “Ghost” was set up by someone who was supposed to be his friend to get robbed then all went wrong resulting in his murder.
The thing I appreciated about “Impact” was the killer got what he deserved not realizing he was unsuccessful within his intended fatal venture.