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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman visits a man's apartment at night and he assumes (correctly) she wants to have sex. She lowers the front of her dress, briefly exposing her breasts. They are shown having sex, but their bodies are out of focus and any nudity is obscured by objects in the foreground.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is killed. (Implicit)
  • A man is pushed under a train.
  • A man is strangled with a wire. (Intense)
  • A woman is strangled with a wire. (Intense)
  • A man is nearly killed on a roof.
  • A man is poked in an existing injury with a sharp walking stick.


  • Very mild. One "s**t" I recall, and a woman describes herself as a whore.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • No more than was usual for the period.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Psychological drama, with some scenes shot from the point of view of the killer (quite unusual at the time, before the advent of portable cameras).


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Violence & Gore

  • A carton of milk is poisoned.
  • A child is kidnapped.
  • A man falls down an elevator shaft, burning his hands as he tries to hold on to the cables.

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