In a fancy suburb in California, the gorgeous housewife Susan Gilvray finds a prowler outside her house late one night and she calls the police. Officer Webb Garwood and his partner answer the call but do not find anyone. Later Webb returns to Susan's house with the pretext of checking if everything is OK. Susan invites him in to have coffee with her. Webb soon learns that Susan is married to John Gilvray, a middle-aged broadcaster of a late night radio show. They also discover that they are from the same hometown. Webb makes a pass at Susan and even though she tries to put him off they soon start a love affair. When John becomes suspicious Susan ends her relationship with Webb. Though difficult Webb stays away from Susan. Without Susan's knowledge Webb plots a scheme to get rid of John; he simulates a scenario where John is "accidently" shot dead. There is an inquest and it is ruled that John Gilvray's death was not intentional. Webb quits the police-force a job he was never happy ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Watch out for THE PROWLER
See more »
Did You Know?
Novelist James Ellroy
("L.A. Confidential", "The Black Dahlia") once called this his favorite film and described it as "a masterpiece of sexual creepiness, institutional corruption and suffocating, ugly passion." See more
When Webb returns to his car after peeking in the window of the second building in the ghost town he walks across an existing set of tire tracks. How can there be other tire tracks if no one else has been there for many months? See more
I didn't do it Susan. I ll swear that by the only thing I ever really loved, and that's you.
Referenced in Trumbo
Lyrics by Dick Mack
Music by Lyn Murray
Sung by Robert Carroll
(as Bob Carroll) See more