Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary existence changes when she encounters Burt Hansen a charismatic younger man. As Burt successfully woos her and wins her hand in marriage, rumors begin to surface that Millicent's newfound beau is in fact a deranged maniac. Things grow even more complicated for Millicent when a woman claiming to be Hansen's first wife shows up. As Burt begins to lose control of himself, Millicent ponders the most radical of actions against her husband. Written by
In the dark, when I feel his heart pounding against mine - is it love? or frenzy? or terror?
Did You Know?
The original screenwriters, the husband and wife team of Jean Rouverol
and Hugo Butler
, did not receive screen credit as they were blacklisted at the time of production. Jack Jevne
received credit instead. See more
Aw, Milly. You wouldn't want me to spend the rest of my life with a bubble-gum addict. Would you, Milly?
Sorry, I goofed!
You "goofed?" Hey, man, that's "Bop" talk! Where did you ever pick that up?
Well, why shouldn't I pick up an expression here and there? I'm not THAT old!
Opening credits are shown over a background of...... leaves. See more
Music by Joseph Kosma
Original lyrics by Jacques Prévert
("Les Feuilles Mortes")
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Nat 'King' Cole See more