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.
I like to look at you.
Myra Hudson: You couldn't possibly at this hour of the morning.
Lester Blaine: Oh, anyone can look at you in the afternoon.
Myra Hudson: But I haven't even got my lipstick on! A woman has to wear lipstick. I feel positively naked without it.
During the critical "clock pendulum" planning scene. The visible clock and the phony "shadow strike across the chest" shadows are a significantly differently tempo than the real clock. The shadow shadow clock moves twice as face.
The camera stays on an ornate pendulum clock, ticking time away as the credits appear.
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