Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her, but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail, and murder.
Screenwriters Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat had optioned the original novel several years before this movie was made, but dropped the idea because of problems with the story. They were persuaded to resume work on the project when they made an arrangement with Columbia Pictures, but were never very satisfied with the result. Sidney Gilliat disliked the original title, "Fortune Is A Woman", but thought the American title, "She Played With Fire", was worse. After the movie was completed, Writer Val Valentine came up with a title they all liked ("Red Sky At Night"), but by then it was too late to change things.
There's nothing like an old flame to help the new fire along!
After the second fire, the viewer is told that only one side wing of the house remains. But when it is shown again, most of it - including the main wing - is still there.