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It's a crime not to be seen more often
- Jarrod McDonald
Thanks to TCM for airing OUTRAGE (1950) today. What an incredible film! The scene where Mala Powers' character is stalked, right before the rape, is on a par with anything Hitchcock ever did. And the line-up scene, a bit later in the film, with its quick cuts from one potentially guilty face to the next, was like something from Orson Welles. Leonard Maltin seems to think the filmmakers presented an optimistic viewpoint about a rape victim's recovery-- but I think Ida Lupino's direction shows much more ambiguity, and that it is not going to be easy for the main character to continue rebuilding her life in society like ours. How is she ever going to be able to trust a man again? This is thoughtful cinema at its best. Definitely worth three stars and worth seeing more often on TCM.
Powerful Film,Need To Show Again Soon
Ida Lupino is an all-around talent.She deserves more recognition for the talent she was.
I've never seen another film like this and I doubt I ever will. Mala Powers deliver a rather unexpected performance as a rape victim who slowly manages to rebuild her life. Ida Lupino gives strong direction and an extremely capable supporting cast gives this film an integrity that is hard to surpass. It was 1950, and the word "rape" did not seem to exist, however, Powers and Lupino make the audience understand and sympathize with the victim and cheer for her ultimate victory.