I've been holding fire on ordering this disc until the situation regarding the two discs has stabilized. I notice there's an Arrow sale on. Now might be the time to buy.
I love the film although, having read the novel, I understand why Cornell Woolrich was unhappy. The back cover of my paperback reads: Her husband calls her Angel Face - but when they arrest him for the murder of his "mistress" she turns into a dark angel of death. To prove her husband innocent, she descends into the black world of drugs, prostitution and gambling, bringing doom and destruction to all she meets . . . Purple prose and a bit of an exaggeration, but it gives a general idea of why, when uploading June Vincent into the Blondes thread, I said the film could be remade today to advantage.
I agree that this is probably the best role June Vincent ever played.
June Vincent, in this film, has an almost stoic, Bressonian kind of reserve, which immeasurably helps sell her character. It also helps to create a dream-like quality to the film, in which everything is slowed-down and floating, which is part of the original novel. I'm assuming Roy William Neil had something to do with this.
btw, great review! I was going to pass on this because of the stretching, but am happy to hear Arrow has addressed this matter.