About

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

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Directed by

Otto Preminger

Written by

Jay Dratler (Screenplay)
Samuel Hoffenstein (Screenplay)
Elizabeth Reinhardt (Screenplay)
Ring Lardner, Jr. (Screenplay)
Vera Caspary (Novel)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The story of a love that became the most fearful thing that ever happened to a woman!

Cast

Keywords

murder jealousy romance detective investigation suspense portrait shotgun apartment obsession classic noir other woman investigator advertising expert

Photos

Lists

#544 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#73 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

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

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Joseph LaShelle

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay