A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing.

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Susan Duval
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Mrs. Conner
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Jack Hunter
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Harry Brice (as Bill Mauch)
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Wilma Tuttle, psychology professor, lets aggressively brash student Bill Perry drive her home. Big mistake. After an attempted rape, Perry is dead; panicked, Wilma hides her traces and flees. As time passes, she watches the investigations of Homicide Lt. Dorgan with painfully concealed apprehension. Complicating matters: her budding romance with Warren Ford, Perry's guardian. How long can she stand the strain? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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14 January 1949 (USA)  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 28, 1949 with Loretta Young and Robert Cummings reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

[Wilma is dressed for a date.]
Warren Ford: It's remarkable! Your brains don't show a bit.
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Music by Victor Young
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A tight story and capable cast make good viewing
30 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Good film noir concerning a prudish, but attractive, college prof that kills a student, during what today would be considered 'date rape.' Cummings and Corey are capable co-stars, and the lovely Young as always, is easy on the eyes.


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