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A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and... See more »

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Ann Sutton
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Dr. William 'Bill' Sutton
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David Korvo (as Jose Ferrer)
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Lt. James Colton
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Theresa Randolph
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Martin Avery
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Tina Cosgrove
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Feruccio di Ravallo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beau Anderson ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Myrtle Anderson ...
Ann's Maid (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Margaret Brayton ...
Policewoman (uncredited)
Sue Carlton ...
Elevator Girl (uncredited)
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Nurse Eliott (uncredited)
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First Policeman (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joan Dix ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Surgeon Wayne (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ...
Watchman (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Flynn ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Andy - Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Garvin ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Dr. Peter Duval (uncredited)
Bruce Hamilton ...
Police Sgt. Robert Jeffreys (uncredited)
Phyllis Hill ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ...
Harry - Parking Attendant (uncredited)
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Mr. Simms (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ...
Miss Hall (uncredited)
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Hogan - Store Detective (uncredited)
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Daisy - Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
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Gordon (uncredited)
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Miss Wilson (uncredited)
Anitra Sparrow ...
Miss Landon (uncredited)
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Miss Landau (uncredited)
John Trebach ...
Freddie (uncredited)
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Taffy Lou (uncredited)
Jane Van Duser ...
Miss Andrews (uncredited)
Lillian West ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Simms' Secretary (uncredited)
Mack Williams ...
Whorton (uncredited)
Shirley Witkin ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Margaret Zane ...
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Otto Preminger

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Ben Hecht ... (screenplay) and
Andrew Solt ... (screenplay)
 
Guy Endore ... (novel)

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Otto Preminger ... producer

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David Raksin

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Arthur C. Miller ... director of photography (as Arthur Miller)

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Louis R. Loeffler ... (as Louis Loeffler)

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Leland Fuller
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

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Thomas Little
Walter M. Scott

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Charles Le Maire ... (uncredited)

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marie Walter ... hair stylist (uncredited)

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Sid Bowen ... production manager (uncredited)

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Eli Dunn ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Harry M. Leonard ... sound
Winston H. Leverett ... sound (as Winston Leverett)

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

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Jack Brown ... gaffer (uncredited)
Logan Brown ... grip (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood ... camera operator (uncredited)
Anthony Ugrin ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Oleg Cassini ... costume designer: Gene Tierney
Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alfred Newman ... musical director
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Alfred Newman ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

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H.A. Conway ... technical consultant (uncredited)
Weslie Jones ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Cora Presser ... technical consultant (uncredited)
Fred Schneider ... technical consultant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients, now being treated by the real psycho-analyst, is found murdered. With her still at the scene suspicion points only one way. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines There are two sides to every woman when she gives her heart to one man...and she loses her soul to another. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Methinks the Lady (United States)
  • Dilemma (United States)
  • Le mystérieux docteur Korvo (France)
  • Vorágine (Spain)
  • Damen bedyrar (Sweden)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Ben Hecht's anti-British statements in the late 1940s (due to their involvement with Israel) so angered the nation that the UK prints replaced his name with a pseudonym, Lester Barstow. See more »
Goofs Ann is arrested on June 3, 1949, but we later read on her file that she was fingerprinted by police on May 27, 1949. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Breathless (1960). See more »
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Quotes David Korvo: You were wise not to tell your husband, Mrs. Sutton. A successful marriage is usually based on what a husband and wife don't know about each other.
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