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Mortimer "stalks" his wife around a tree as a game after they exit a taxi. Some comments by both Mortimer and the taxi driver indicate that Mortimer and Elaine had been making out enthusiastically.

At the end, Mortimer continuously kisses Elaine for about a minute to keep her quiet.

References to the people characters have murdered, including a brief view of the bottom half of one dead body, blood-free.

A fight breaks out between Johnathan and two policemen, and they overturn furniture, punch and kick.

Some crass expressions.

Adult drinking and smoking.

One intense scene in which a character is tied to a chair and another character is psychologically manipulating him by showing him the surgical implements he will use to kill him. Several jump-in-your-seat scenes, including one where a criminal character pushes aside the window curtains from outside a house and frightens two old ladies in the house. Some scuffle (non-sexual and bloodless) scenes.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:G (cable rating) / Australia:PG (original rating) / Brazil:14 (DVD rating) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-16 (1949) / Finland:(Banned) (1946) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 (re-rating) (2000s) / Italy:T / Spain:T / Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) / Sweden:15 (re-rating) (1948) / UK:PG (1990) / UK:A (1944) / USA:Not Rated / USA:Approved (PCA #7855) / West Germany:16 (re-rating) (1980s) / West Germany:12 (original rating) (1952)

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