Then we follow our murderer to find out that he is a composer, on the cusp of success, loved by his fellow musicians and admired by a beautiful woman. And he has fits of amnesia, and he is worried, deeply worried about what he does during these fits. What does one do in this situation, go visit George Saunders. That's what I would do.
There are two things I am still considering about this film. First: will any American studio ever be able to present a believable Britain? The accents are a mess, they are all explaining Guy Fawkes Day to each other, and it all sounds more like Oliver! than Kes. I guess Fox wanted to repeat their success of the previous year, The Lodger, so imprinted that film on this script.
But the film is great. Fantastic music, especially in the concerto scene, by Bernard Hermann, who also did the music for Citizen Kane, and the cinematography was beautiful, in classic noir style. Highly recommended.