hllambis’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watching this film for the first time, almost 60 years after its premiere, I have been as shocked as if it were a current premiere in 2018. The topics covered in the film, both common as love and poverty, and controversial as the relationship between two prostitutes, do not age. It attracted my attention the way in which the story takes with total naturalness two characters considered socially as misfits and humanizes them so deeply, that the observer comes to feel that he could calmly be himself a prostitute, and there would be nothing strange not bad. A way to get into the skin of what are commonly considered delinquents, very typical of independent film, and generally far from the commercial cinema of Hollywood. And here we are talking about one of the most popular films of the golden age of cinema, which is more than half a century old.
And not to mention the memorable scenes, like the one that finds her singing that beautiful melody in the window. And when a film manages to mix all these elements, along with a basic but accurate love story like this, it becomes a masterpiece.