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 whodunit portrait noir shotgun obsession other woman investigator advertising expert

Photos

Lists

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?

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

Awards

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

Oscar nomination for Best Director

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

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay