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.
As the film's executive producer, Joan Crawford was heavily involved in all aspects of the production. She personally hired Lenore J. Coffee as the film's screenwriter, David Miller as director and suggested Elmer Bernstein as composer. She insisted on Charles Lang being hired as the film's cinematographer and ... ...
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.
When Myra is in Irene's apartment the first time, she is startled by the doorbell and cowers against the wall. The silhouette of a delivery man slips a flyer for "Fashions at the Fairmont" under the door, though a mail slot is clearly visible.
The camera stays on an ornate pendulum clock, ticking time away as the credits appear.
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