Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.
The screenplay was based on an original story that Rosalind Russell had written for herself in the 40s. Her schedule was busy and by the time it was developed by Universal into a film in 1956, she was too old for the role. In addition, she had played a sexually frustrated, matronly teacher the previous year in "Picnic."
Look, for the strong, silent type I go to the movies. From you I desire only a statement.
Lieutenant Harry Graham: No statement.
Reporter: Look, give us a break, will yuh?
Lieutenant Harry Graham: She was hit by a flying saucer.
During the football game sequence, the quarterback throws a pass that is far too deep for receiver John Saxon to catch, but on the next cut it drops into his arms perfectly for the touchdown.
Although John Saxon was billed conventionally in the opening titles, during the end titles there is one card listing the entire cast followed by a visual of John Saxon with the words "You have just seen a new personality JOHN SAXON."
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