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The villain's attraction to the hero is implied to be homoerotic, but nothing overt is shown or mentioned due to censors. A man's wife is a philanderer who becomes pregnant by another man. (No sex is shown, it is all discussed in vague terms)

A woman is stalked and then choked to death onscreen in a very sudden sequence. The murder is seen from behind a man's back, and reflected in a pair of eye glasses.

A man squeezes a woman's neck and nearly chokes her, thinking he is murdering someone else.

The main character is stalked obsessively by the villain.

No overt violence, quite mild.

Characters drink alcohol and smoke regularly,

The film's villain is very scary. He strangles a woman with his bare hands and pines for his own father's death. He stalks the main character with obsessive, mildly homoerotic overtones.

A carousel is destroyed in the films most intense scene.

Rated PG for some violence and tension (re-issue) (1996)
Argentina:13 / Australia:M (DVD rating) / Australia:PG (TV rating) / Brazil:16 / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics (re-release) / France:16 (1952) / Germany:12 (re-rating) (1990s) / Italy:VM16 / Netherlands:12 (re-rating) / Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) / Norway:16 / Portugal:M/12 / South Africa:PG / South Korea:12 (DVD rating) (2004) / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 (cut) (orginal rating) / Sweden:15 (uncut) (1964) / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (re-rating) (1988) / USA:TV-PG (TV rating) / USA:Approved (certificate #14946) / USA:PG (certificate #34843) (re-issue) (1996) / West Germany:16 (nf) (original rating)

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