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Director:
Writers:
Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) and
Oscar Millard (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 December 1952 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
She loved one man ... enough to KILL to get him!
Plot:
Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(8 articles)
User Reviews:
Mid-20th Century Obsession See more (61 total) »

Cast

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Robert Mitchum ... Frank Jessup

Jean Simmons ... Diane Tremayne Jessup
Mona Freeman ... Mary Wilton
Herbert Marshall ... Mr. Charles Tremayne

Leon Ames ... Fred Barrett

Barbara O'Neil ... Mrs. Catherine Tremayne

Kenneth Tobey ... Bill Crompton
Raymond Greenleaf ... Arthur Vance
Griff Barnett ... The Judge
Robert Gist ... Miller
Morgan Farley ... Juror

Jim Backus ... Dist. Atty. Judson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grandon Rhodes ... Prison Chaplain (scenes deleted)
Charles Tannen ... TV Broadcaster (scenes deleted)
Ralph Volkie ... Good Humor Man (scenes deleted)
Peggy Walker ... TV Girl (scenes deleted)
Gertrude Astor ... Matron (uncredited)
Lucille Barkley ... Waitress (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Det. Brady (uncredited)
Morgan Brown ... Harry - Proprietor of Diner (uncredited)
Mary Jane Carey ... Woman (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Man (uncredited)
Clark Curtiss ... Reporter (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
Jack Ellis ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Shirley - Barrett's Secretary (uncredited)
Alex Gerry ... Frank's Attorney (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Stenotype Operator (uncredited)
Charmienne Harker ... Miss Preston - Secretary (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Nurse Theresa (uncredited)
James Hope ... Detective (uncredited)
Marvin Jones ... Policeman (uncredited)
Pete Kellett ... Detective (uncredited)
Frank Kumagai ... Ito - Tremayne Butler (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Reporter (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton ... Doctor (uncredited)
Lewis Martin ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Mary Lee Martin ... Patient (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Bob Peoples ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charlotte Portney ... Patient (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Man (uncredited)
Cora Shannon ... Patient (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Man (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Man (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Woman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Deputy Sheriff Kelly (uncredited)
Max Takasugi ... Chiyo - Tremayne Maid (uncredited)
Doreen Tryden ... Patient (uncredited)
Buck Young ... Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
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Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent) and
Oscar Millard (screenplay)

Chester Erskine (story)

Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Mills (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Michael Woulfe 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Edward Killy .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fleck .... assistant director (as Fred A. Fleck)
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound (as Earl Wolcott)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... music coordinator
Dimitri Tiomkin .... conductor
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1953) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2008) | USA:Approved (PCA #15993)

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Trivia:
Prior to a 6/21/11 airing on TCM, Robert Osborne revealed that this was the final film of Jean Simmons under her contract with Howard Hughes--he'd bought it without her knowledge from J. Arthur Rank Studios in England. Her displeasure led her to cut her hair off, knowing that Hughes preferred long-haired leading ladies and thinking it might prevent him from utilizing her before the contract's end date. Instead, he put her in this film and she was given a wig to wear throughout. He also promised director Otto Preminger a bonus if he finished shooting before Simmons' contract expires, which he collected.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: (00:02:56) The shadow of the microphone at the top of the headboard is visible, right after Mrs. Tremayne says "Someone tried to murder me." Then the microphone (shadow) turns to the left towards another actor.See more »
Quotes:
Frank Jessup:[of Diane's 'evil' stepmother] ... If she's tryin' to kill you, why did she turn on the gas in her own room first?
Diane Tremayne:...To make it look as though somebody else were guilty...
Frank Jessup:Is that what you did?
Diane Tremayne:Frank, are you accusing me?
Frank Jessup:I'm not accusing anybody. But if I were a cop, and not a very bright cop at that, I'd say that your story was as phony as a three dollar bill.
Diane Tremayne:...How can you say that to me?
Frank Jessup:Oh, you mean after all we've been to each other?... Diane, look. I don't pretend to know what goes on behind that pretty little face of yours - I don't *want* to. But I learned one thing very early. Never be the innocent bystander - that's the guy that always gets hurt. If you want to play with matches, that's your business. But not in gas-filled rooms - that's not only dangerous, it's stupid.
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Mid-20th Century Obsession, 15 November 2001
Author: Mack Woodward (mackwoodward@home.com) from Fruit Hill, Rhode Island

Just saw this movie for the first time today and don't know why I've not seen it before; we taped it off TCM some time ago. It is haunting, as others have commented. I'm surprised that no one compares it to the admittedly somewhat overblown "Leave Her to Heaven" from 1945: the obsession with possession of those she loves by both Ellen and Diane is remarkable. I wonder if any scholars of women's film history have ventured here.

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