World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
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The film has a very "noirish" feel with the overbearing music, period acting, and cinematography. Not one of Scorcese's masterpieces, but it functions adequately and creates effective tension as the narrative unfolds. Leo shows good range here and is believable as an throughly obsessive and somewhat self-destructive character.