Approved | | Film-Noir, Thriller
After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.
Marlon Brando was originally offered the role of Lester Blaine
Myra Hudson: What's the matter, Darling?
Lester Blaine: It's a precipice!
Myra Hudson: I've been running up and down these steps ever since I was twelve.
Lester Blaine: Don't you ever do it again!
Myra Hudson: Why not? Remember what Nietzsche said: Live dangerously!
Lester Blaine: You know what happened to Nietzsche?
Myra Hudson: What?
After Lester puts down Irene's telephone, he calls out her name three times but the second we hear her name, his lips don't move at all.
The camera stays on an ornate pendulum clock, ticking time away as the credits appear.
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