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Anticipating a much-needed vacation from Earl Janoth (Charles Laughton), his abusive boss, magazine editor George Stroud (Ray Milland) finally reaches a breaking point when Janoth insists he skip his honeymoon and go out of town on assignment. Stroud resigns and finds solace over multiple drinks with his boss' unhappy mistress, Pauline York (Rita Johnson), at a local bar. Together they come up with a half-inebriated plot to embarrass Janoth -- but the plan takes an unexpected turn toward murder.

Release Date

April 9, 1948

Running Time

95 minutes

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Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton


Director John Farrow

Screenplay Jonathan Latimer

Producer John Farrow, Richard Maibaum

Cinematography Daniel L. Fapp, John Seitz

Editing LeRoy Stone, Eda Warren (sup.)

Music Victor Young

Distributor Paramount Pictures

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