A woman is convinced by her lover to poison her cruel husband, a rich businessman. However, she becomes terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A sinister PI, who's investigating her husband's disappearance, contacts her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Atwell
Donner / Rodriguez
Wendell Atwell
Steve Fulton
Herbert Childs
Monika Childs
Tina Menard ...
Melanie MacQueen ...
Belinda Mayne ...
Lt. Donner
Ramona Bair ...
Social Worker
Nimmy Abiaka ...
Pregnant Teenager
Helen Hardin ...
Burke Rhind ...
James Rehfeld ...
Airline Clerk #1


The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception. Written by Anonymous

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One of Jaclyn Smith's Best Performances
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This movie was supposed to be one of Jaclyn Smith's first major feature films of the 1980's. But due to some problems, it was largely unreleased in theaters and ended up on television. Good for us movie buffs because this film is probably one of the best that I have seen and one of the most satisfying thrillers in years. It doesn't have the same style of the slasher/screamer films of 1980's but what it offers is a lot better. The last half hour is a real nail biter especially the shower scene. Robert Mitchum's performance is top notch and actress Jaclyn Smith is terrific. I think this is one of her best performances. Her on-screen chemistry with actor James Franciscus is just great. Miss Smith also appears in a beautiful backless gown that will knock your eyes out. That, too, is entertainment.

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