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On The Edge

USA, 1949 (MIFF 1963, Curtis Harrington Retrospective)

Director: Curtis Harrington

In this film a state of mind is cinematically abstracted into a suspenseful, doom-haunted adventure, taking place in a strange, evocative setting of miniature, bubbling volcanoes and desolate wasteland.

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