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A man forces himself on a drunk lady, tries to kiss her, she tries to fight him off. No nudity is seen though.

While a man is forcing himself on a woman and trying to kiss her, she grabs a poker from the fireplace set to defend herself with. A mirror breaks over the mantel behind her and the man screams out.

A woman in a hospital bed admits that she is the actual killer. On that night, she comes into the mans apartment and kills him when she sees another woman has been there. She picks up the fireplace poker the other woman dropped and kills the man with it. We see his hand fall to the ground in close up and drop the first woman's handkerchief he was trying to hide from the second woman. She runs out.

Smoking is common and seen often.

A bottle of champagne is opened by a woman for a special occasion.

Polynesian Pearl Divers are consumed, (alcoholic mixed drinks at a Chinese Restaurant)

Another bottle of champagne is opened.

A woman gets drunk on her birthday.

A woman is given a cup of coffee. It is alluded to later that she may have been drugged by what was in the coffee.

A woman wakes up in the morning with a hangover.

Almost everyone smokes at a murder scene.

We see a Homicide Detective flick an ash off his own cigarette onto the floor of a murder scene.

A man forces himself on a drunk woman. She grabs a poker from a fireplace set. A mirror breaks and a man screams out. She passes out only to awake dizzy. She flees his apartment.

Finland:K-16 / Norway:16 / Sweden:15 / USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) / USA:Approved (PCA #16317) / West Germany:16 (f)

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