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Directed by David Miller • 1952 • United States
Starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame
Joan Crawford makes the tension palpable in this precision-crafted thriller. She stars as wealthy, successful playwright Myra Hudson, who gets a shock when she discovers that not only has her actor husband (Jack Palance) married her for her money, he’s also planning on murdering her with the help of his lover (bad-girl icon Gloria Grahame). Cue a nerve-twisting series of events as Myra sets out to turn the tables on her would-be killers. Oscar-nominated for best actress (Crawford), supporting actor (Palance), and cinematography, this rediscovered noir gem is a master class in perfectly calibrated suspense.