Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
The United States Production Code, which was only very slowly being eroded during the period when this movie was being made, stipulated that "the subject of abortion shall be discouraged, shall never be more than suggested, and when referred to, shall be condemned. It must never be treated lightly, or made the subject of comedy. Abortion shall never be shown explicitly or by inference, and a story must not indicate that an abortion has been performed, the word 'abortion' shall not be used." Ann Lake speaks quite forthrightly and neutrally with Superintendent Newhouse about the fact that she had considered having an abortion, though she did ultimately choose to give birth to her daughter, Bunny. Contrary to the restrictions of the production code, Ann even uses the word "abortion" during that conversation. A 2015 New York Times article about this movie by critic J. Hoberman said that this movie was likely "the first studio release to employ the forbidden word 'abortion.'"
She may be a few minutes late. Will you please wait for her?
Mover: Yes sir.
Mover: Thank you.
In one scene the character Steven Lake walks across a room and then walks back. In this very short time he has had a very nice haircut.
The end credits begin with a cutout of Bunny's doll, before a hand replaces the cutout with black paper, and the credits begin to roll.