Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The head of RKO Pictures, Howard Hughes, withheld the film from release for a year. Robert Ryan felt Hughes tried to 'bury' the film because Ryan was publicly active in left-wing politics.
You think I'm funny?
Ruth Williams: Not particularly.
Howard Wilton: I don't like being laughed at.
Ruth Williams: Well, aren't *you* the bundle of nerves! Listen, you. I don't see many men around polishing floors. It's a woman's job. Who do you think you are? Seems to me there's better ways ...
In the opening scene, the first shot through the window of Howard Wilton installing the screen shows a list of chores in the foreground with seven items on it, beginning with "sweep porch, water flowers" etc. In the closeup of Howard that follows, the list has changed, it now has a title ("Things To Do") and has only four items, starting with "rake yard, clean windows" etc.
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