About

A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him, Harland gradually realises that his wife's insane jealousy may be the cause of the tragedies in his life. Yet another shock awaits them all, as Ellen's emotions become uncontrollable.

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Directed by

John M. Stahl

Written by

Jo Swerling (Screenplay)
Ben Ames Williams (Novel)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Hers was the deadliest of the seven sins.

Cast

Keywords

murder femme fatale boat based on novel or book film noir told in flashback lake

Photos

Lists

#346 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color Thomas Little Lyle R. Wheeler

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording