Every once in a while we have problems in classifying a film into the appropriate
genre, and after prolonged deliberation, we have decided that this one is a
thriller. That's how much of a thriller it is, in case the point was unclear.
Here's the tale, and wish you many thrilling moments. Lieutenant Nicholas Guntry,
nicknamed Nick, is a cop and has a bad habit of mixing work with pleasure (in
the ultimate sense). He has this persistent habit of falling in love with all
his suspects (of the opposite sex, thankfully). And he is a "Peeping Tom" too.
Now he falls in love with a married lady called Irene Stadler, living in the
apartment across the road (while peeping, what else?), and he is mysteriously
driven to kill the husband while performing his duty. For this he gets suspended,
and that's a different story altogether.
What happens between them after that is left to your imagination. But being
the genius that he is, somehow in the process he smells conspiracy. He takes
the help of another friend of his called Joan Branson, who is a journalist and
wants the story and his body in return.
So in the two hours while you'll be staring at the screen with expectant eyes
all you'll find is how the mystery unfolds, I guarantee you'll be thoroughly
disappointed (in whatever sense you take it.).
Like we said, this film (whose actual name is incidentally Edge Of Deception)
is supposed to be a thriller, but even if this is the first movie of your life
you won't be thrilled. I could guess the end in about fifteen minutes of the
movie starting (and I am sure it's possible to do better).
Even if you were dying to kill two hours, I would suggest paint a wall and watch