Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
American couple Janet and Mike move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she herself has been unfaithful.
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
Myrra Loy recalled that in the scene where Doris Day becomes hysterical on a staircase after one of her tormentor's taunting phone calls, Day was so overwrought with emotion that when the director called "Cut!" the star could not stop crying, and had to be all but carried to her dressing room. See more »
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I started seeing this movie without great expectations but I must admit that it was a very positive surprise. David Miller has made a movie which in my opinion is to be compared with the best Hitchcock ever made. An excellent cast: John Gavin and Myrna Loy give good performances and Rex Harrison is - as always - Rex Harrison.
But it's Doris Days film. She was perfect in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" but here she's better. An outstanding performance. No other actress can look so terror-stricken, without overacting. The sequence where she is stuck in an elevator, gives a good impression of what she can.
If you haven't seen this movie - rush to see it.
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