An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

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Doris Hillman
Keith Andes ...
Edward Shaw
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Gus Hillman
Claudia Barrett ...
Madge Neilan
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Gavin Gordon ...
Sam Pearson
Charles Maxwell ...
Lt. Hoff
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Myles Norman
Kathleen Mulqueen ...
Mary
Dan Sturkie ...
Officer Biff
Jeane Wood ...
Mabel, the maid
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An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

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A Cheat At Heart From Her Painted Toes To Her Plunging Neckline!

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When Shaw gets into a taxi after leaving his office, in the background is visible the old Sunset Theater, which was located on Western Ave. just north of Sunset Blvd. "Julius Caesar" with Marlon Brando is playing. The theater no longer exists; the intersection has been redeveloped. See more »

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Mabel, the maid: You better call out when you get to the guest house. Sometimes she swims in the nude.
Edward Shaw: Don't worry about it. So do I.
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Characters are Contrived
23 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First throw in a character who is rather dull and afraid. Make him an architect who can produce nice little fifties houses that will sell. Hook him up with a millionaire who wants a 175,000 dollar life insurance policy on the guy's head in case he can't fulfill his commitment. Throw in a bored wife; or is she? Throw in police who have no respect for a dignified man who is concerned he is going to be killed. Remember, it happened before and insurance money was involved. Oh, yes, then there's the insurance company, which should be watching things like the respective hawks they are, since they got soaked the first time. Also, have everyone act stupidly, not able to figure things out. This is one contrived thriller. I'm not sure where Lansbury is in the picture. The guy should have dumped her early on. She is vapid and tiresome. She's reasonably attractive, but has more baggage than Northwest Airlines. Oh, well, it isn't Shakespeare and it does keep us guessing, sort of.


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