A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information.
Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End. He is doing this mundane work rather than write a new play since he has... See full summary »
In London, the American futile housewife Katherine "Kit" Preston has been married for three months with the American executive Anthony "Tony" Preston. In a foggy day, while walking in a park, Kit is threatened by a voice that tells that she will be murdered by the end of the month. On the next day, Kit receives a phone call from the stalker and she goes with Tony to the Scotland Yard, but Inspector Byrnes believes that Kit is making-up the story to get more attention from Tony. Kit welcomes her Aunt Bea but only she receives the phone calls. Would Kit be losing her mind? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that to prepare herself for one of the terror scenes, she recalled a time when her first husband, trombonist Al Jorden, dragged her out of bed when she was ill and pregnant and hurled her against a wall. Day related that in the scene she wasn't acting hysterical, she WAS hysterical, and at the end of the take she collapsed in a real faint. She was carried to her dressing room, and producer Ross Hunter shut down production for a few days while she recovered. See more »
When Brian Younger is walking by Kit Preston's building, he hears the door to the construction site squeaking loudly as it opens and shuts. A second later he goes through it, and the door makes no sound at all. See more »
Careful, Mrs. Preston. I wouldn't want you to get hurt. Not yet.
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As macabre as it sounds, I really enjoyed seeing Doris Day (The Man Who Knew Too Much) get terrorized. She was so convincing in this role especially when she provided a tour de force in acting during that scene where she finally breaks down. I can't believe other commentators were not as moved by this as I was. Rex Harrison (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cleopatra, My Fair Lady) is also very good in this role though I don't think he is challenged very much here. John Williams is once again the diligent inspector as he was in the two Alfred Hitchcock hits Dial M For Murder and To Catch a Thief, both of which coincidentally starred Grace Kelly. The great Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes) is here just as a red herring but he is welcome nonetheless. All in all a good thriller, 8/10.
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