Cheryl's unusual little sports car is a 1953 Hillman Minx Mark VI convertible coupe. Original MSRP was $1,899 (about $18,300 in 2017). At auction in 2017, in excellent condition, it could fetch around $15,000. It's not very popular due to its small 77 cubic inch (1.3L) engine producing only 38 hp. It's main attraction was its high gas mileage - for the time - and not its 68 mph top speed, or that it took a whopping 36 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. The Mark VI was made only in the 1953 model year. See more »
When Richter arrives for the first time at Lt. Mathews' office, he greets Cheryl Draper by name, but he has neither met her previously (except as a shadow behind her curtain) nor been told her name. See more »
You don't expect me to deny something I saw with my own eyes. And I did see him kill her.
Eyewitnesses have been known to be wrong. They've sworn many an innocent man into jail.
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It's interesting that both this film and "Rear Window" came out in the same year, since the base plot is identical: person witnessess murder through apartment window in opposing apartment and spends rest of movie trying to convince everone else what they saw. While the Hitchcock movie is more stylish and elaborate, this film definitely keeps your attention. Typical of movies of the 50's, the villain is disposed of in the climax, thereby eliminating any necessity of bringing them to justice. Stanwyck, as usual, gives her best "woman in distress", hysterical performance.
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