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Louis Hayward stars as a wealthy man who tries to seduce the family maid. She resists, and he kills her. Long jealous of his brother Lee Bowman, Hayward does his best to pin the blame for the murder on his sibling. Also affected by Hayward's arrogant dementia is his long-suffering wife Jane Wyatt. Originally, director Lang had proposed that the unfortunate maid be a black woman, but was over ruled

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  1. A.P. Herbert


  2. Mel Dinelli


  3. Fritz Lang


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  1. Louis Hayward

    Louis Hayward

    Stephen Byrne

  2. Jane Wyatt

    Jane Wyatt

    Marjorie Byrne

  3. Lee Bowman

    Lee Bowman

    John Byrne

  4. Dorothy Patrick

    Dorothy Patrick

    Emily Gaunt

  5. Ann Shoemaker

    Ann Shoemaker

    Mrs. Ambrose - Stephen's houseeper

  6. Jody Gilbert

    Jody Gilbert

    Flora Bantam - John's housekeeper

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • March 25, 1950



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