Fearful of getting cut from her ailing husband's will, a femme fatale entangles a down and out writer in a scheme to murder her husband.
Cast & Crew
- Hillary Brooke - Carol Forrest
- Paul Carpenter - Vincent Gordon
- Monti DeLyle - Head Waiter
- Hugh Dempster - Frank
- Joan Hickson - Mrs. Hardcastle
- Peter Illing - Harry Stevens
- Sid James - Beverly Forrest
- Gordon McLeod - Doctor Emery
- Alex Nicol - Mark Kendrick
- John Sharp - Mr. Hardcastle
- Susan Stephen - Andrea Forrest
- Alan Wheatley - Inspector MacLennan
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Great film noir, loved it!
Fairly decent for film noir -- typical story line. Rich man, young attractive wife meets writer, cons writer into killing her husband. This had a different ending than most, at least in the film. Typical script, you know the words to be spoken before they are. Could have had a good story line with the daughter but chose not to go down that road.
Mildly interesting film. Rather predictable. Alex Nicol and Hillary Brooke do the best they can. Slow in spots makes you want to shout, "Lets get on with it!"
Ok, kind of slow.
classic tale of rich husband, young lover -- murdering woman
Very good movie plot full of deception and suspense. Enjoyed very much!!!
tried to watch Heat Wave and lot's of buffeting at the start of the film....not sure why but will move on to another
Average B noir, good production values, standard everything, meaning mediocre. Boring
Attractively filmed, interestingly set in the ritzy English countryside, and, at just over an hour, refreshingly compact. Hillary Brooke seems to me too obviously knowing to be a convincing love interest, but Sid James is terrific as her utterly disillusioned husband.
There's nothing like good B movie, film noir when you need something a little different. The characters and plots are familiar. You always know how it ends. A nice, tight, morality play in under an hour and a half.
This is an adolescent's wet dream. I cannot believe I wasted 68 minutes on such unmitigated crap.
I'm not a movie critic, but I love these b/w noir films. The women are usually diabolic, the men wealthy, or poor and good looking and there is a great story in a little over 60 minutes.