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A see-through nightgown is worn by Grace Kelly, but nothing is shown.

We see a person trying to strangle a woman with a stocking. They wrestle onto a table, and then the woman stabs the man in the back with a pair of scissors. The man stumbles around for several moments before falling onto the floor backwards, pushing the scissors further into himself. He dies, and the woman is shown with bruises on her neck.

A few scenes of drinking (in moderation). A man's notorious cigar habit is mentioned.

The attack scene is very intense.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG for a scene of violence, some thematic elements, and brief smoking,

Argentina:13 / Australia:A (original rating) / Australia:PG (re-rating) (1984) / Brazil:16 / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:PG (video rating) / Finland:K-12 / France:Tous publics / Norway:16 / South Korea:12 (DVD rating) (2004) / Spain:T / Sweden:15 (cut) / UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) / UK:PG (re-rating) (2008) / UK:PG (video rating) (2003) (2004) / UK:PG (video rating: 100m) (1987) / USA:PG / USA:Approved (PCA #16708) / USA:PG (certificate #26604) (1982 re-release) / West Germany:16 (nf) (original rating) / West Germany:12 (video re-rating)

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