With all my respect to this movie's fan, personally I didn't find it that much special. Maybe because I couldn't get it? Considering film-noir is very special genre, it is strictly matter of tastes. You might love this film-noir heist, or you might hate it. It is your taste.
The movie was nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Sydney Greenstreet's performance (which it was his film debut) and Best Writing, Screenplay in Academy Awards. The movie lost to 'How Green Was My Valley' (which I really enjoyed) in Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor categories, while Citizen Kane got Best Writing, Screenplay award in 1942 Oscars.
It is reported that the movie is word for word, scene for scene virtually exact with the original novel.
The American Film Institute listed this movie as 31st Greatest Movie of All Time and Best 6th Mystery of All Time.
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a classic mystery heist
a heist movie from film-noir genre
accepted one of the greatest movies of all time
a Humphrey Bogart movie
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 2/5
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