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Discovering that a ventriloquist is travelling to Zurich, a spy ring hides secret plans in his dummies' heads. When a second spy ring learns of the plans, they descend upon the ventriloquist, causing city-wide pandemonium.
Along with Shane (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Country Girl (1954), Elephant Walk (1954), The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954), Casanova's Big Night (1954), About Mrs. Leslie (1954), The Naked Jungle (1954), 3 Ring Circus (1954), Red Garters (1954) and Rear Window (1954), this was one of several Paramount pictures released in a generic widescreen aspect ratio just prior to the studio's implementation of the vastly superior VistaVision, which would be ushered in October of the same year with White Christmas (1954). All of these films were composed with extraneous footage at the top and bottom of the frame so they could be matted for rectangular projection. As of 2021, only Knock on Wood (1954), Rear Window (1954), Sabrina (1954) and Shane (1953) have been exhibited in their intended widescreen format, the first three on home video, the last only on Turner Classic Movies, along with MGM's The Long, Long Trailer (1954).
Dr. Ilse Nordstrom:
What are you doing here?
Jerry Morgan: Where is Marty?
Dr. Ilse Nordstrom: Marty?
Jerry Morgan: This is strictly a business trip, and he knows it. Now where is he?
After Jerry walks through the lily pond, his pants don't appear wet and his shoes don't leave water imprints on the sidewalk.