Shockproof

Shockproof ★★★

A perfunctory and obligatory like for me, as a devotee of director Douglas Sirk, and writer Sam Fuller, but it's a bit of a mess. Guy Endore and Art Cohn appear to have lifted the third act for Shockproof from the 1951 film Tomorrow Is Another Day, but it's handled a bit more solidly and believably in that film. Sirk doesn't seem too interested in filling us in on the back story of Patricia Knight's parolee, and the plot seems to lurch from beat to improbable beat.