Directed by Robert Wise • 1951 • United States
Starring Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan
This intriguing, richly atmospheric film noir unfolds in a spooky Victorian mansion below Coit Tower in San Francisco. Victoria Kowelska (Valentina Cortese) has lived through World War II bombings and relocation camps, and has finally emigrated to America. Now she should be blissfully happy with her devoted husband (Richard Basehart) in their large home overlooking the San Francisco Bay—but Victoria is not who she seems.