I've always loved Stanley Kubrick, so going back and watching one of his super early films is a pretty good time. I'm getting to see his elements starting out a little bit smaller, but still pretty great. This is a pretty well done short story with wonderful cinematography. Kubrick just knew where to put a camera and how to light it since his birth I guess.
Only problems I have are with a bit of the acting. The female character especially is just kind of flat in her delivery if you ask me. Also, you could probably trim about 10 minutes or so off to pace it better.
The biggest problem though, is not on Kubrick at all. The production company forced him to do a happy ending, and it frankly doesn't feel right.
Overall though, this is a really enjoyable watch. I mean, I'm already older than he was when he made this. That makes me feel so useless.