PG | | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
The McKittrick hotel exterior shots were filmed at the abandoned Portman Mansion at 1007 Gough Street in San Francisco. It was demolished in 1959.
Officer on rooftop:
Give me your hand. Give me your hand.
Some of the road shots from inside cars show the car driving on the left hand side of the road. This suggests that some of the support work was done in the UK. Significantly perhaps the music was conducted by Muir Mathieson, a British conductor.
The opening Paramount logo is in black and white while the rest of the film, including the closing Paramount logo, is in Technicolor.
An entirely new audio track was created for the 1996 re-release using modern recordings and mixed in DTS surround sound. New elements not present in the original film were added and several important details (such as creaky roof tiles) were omitted. This was the version used on all subsequent theatrical re-issues, home video releases and television broadcasts until 2012, when Universal made a DTS soundtrack retaining the original sound effects.
$1,486,818 (USA) (22 November 1996)
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