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9th April 2024

The Blank Wall (1947) by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding was filmed in 1949 as The Reckless MomentIt features Joan Bennett (above, with Geraldine Brooks as her daughter) who turns into a "heroine of rare mettle in this Max Ophuls masterpiece" together with a superb James Mason as the "doleful blackmailer slowly falling for his prey". We recommend reading the book then watching the film for an excellent double bill of domestic noir. 

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