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Warren Quimby (Richard Basehart) manages a drugstore while trying to keep his volatile wife, Claire (Audrey Totter), happy. However, when Claire leaves him for a liquor store salesman, Warren can no longer bear it. He decides to assume a new identity in order to murder his wife's lover without leaving a trace. Along the way, his plans are complicated by an attractive neighbor (Cyd Charisse), as well as a shocking discovery that opens up a new world of doubts and accusations.

Release Date

November 25, 1949

Running Time

91 minutes


Richard Basehart

Richard Basehart

Audrey Totter

Audrey Totter

Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

Barry Sullivan

Barry Sullivan


Director John Berry

Screenplay Allen Rivkin

Producer Robert Sisk

Cinematography Harry Stradling

Editing Albert Akst

Music André Previn

Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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