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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.
Because of her involvement as a producer on this film (and her financial interest in it) when this proved to be a surprise box office hit, it was Joan Crawford's highest paid movie role until she made What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) a decade later.
I was just wondering what I'd done to deserve you.
After Lester puts down Irene's telephone, he calls out her name three times, but on the second, his lips don't move at all.
The camera stays on an ornate pendulum clock, ticking time away as the credits appear.
The previous 1999 DVD release was slightly altered. The sudden fear sequence eliminates only about 8 seconds but noteworthy ones, showing Joan Crawford's falling from a building, and being smothered by the Jack Palance character. These have been restored in the new 2016 Cohen Media Group blu-ray release.
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