R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.
This is one of two film versions of Cain's novel that is now owned by Warner Brothers Entertainment, which acquired the film through its 1989 purchase of Lorimar. Warner Brothers also owns the 1946 MGM version, which was part of the pre-1986 MGM library acquired by Turner Entertainment in 1986 (which merged with Warner Brothers in 1996). MGM was responsible for the first video release of the 1981 version, through its joint venture with CBS, MGM/CBS Home Video, which held the video rights to Lorimar's library at the time. When CBS left the MGM joint venture (reorganized as MGM/UA Home Video) to team up with 20th Century Fox, it took the Lorimar video rights with them.
You're scum, Frank!
Cora: I knew that when I met you... You'll never change.
Mr. Katz pencil moved from the left side to the right side of his pocket when he and Chambers talked in the basement of the courthouse.
CBS edited 30 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
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