The Tragedy of Today

The Tragedy of Today ★★★★½

Well, that sure got out of hand pretty fast.

I was not expecting the drastic tonal shift from that of a playful con to the dark world of kidnapping, rape, suicide and murder.

Nice to see they (filmmakers of the 1950s, that is) were making strong films about the glorification of on-screen gangster motifs and the real life consequences that come with youthful arrogance gone wild. And to present such consequences in an engaging and entertaining way is a testament to quality timeless cinema.