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Plagued by an overwhelming urge to shoplift, Ann Sutton (Gene Tierney) is helped out of a tight spot by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Unfortunately for Ann, Korvo is a conniving hypnotist who draws her into a web of deception and murder through his mind-altering abilities and frames her for his misdeeds. While Ann's psychiatrist husband, Bill (Richard Conte), believes that his wife didn't commit the crimes, Korvo's devious scheme makes proving her innocence quite difficult.

Release Date

January 13, 1950

Running Time

97 minutes

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Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

Richard Conte

Richard Conte

José Ferrer

José Ferrer

Charles Bickford

Charles Bickford


Director Otto Preminger

Screenplay Ben Hecht, Andrew Solt

Producer Otto Preminger

Cinematography Arthur C. Miller

Editing Louis R. Loeffler

Music David Raksin

Distributor 20th Century Fox

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