Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynn; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids' visiting uncle, Whitney Sargent, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can he do to save the next victim?

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  1. Andrew L. Stone

    Director, Writer

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  1. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Whitney 'Cam' Cameron

  2. Jean Peters

    Jean Peters

    Lynn Cameron

  3. Gary Merrill

    Gary Merrill

    Fred Sargent

  4. Catherine McLeod

    Catherine McLeod

    Maggie Sargent

  5. Jack Kruschen

    Jack Kruschen

    Detective Lt. Harold Y. Cole

  6. Barney Phillips

    Barney Phillips

    Detective Capt. Pringle

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 17m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • September 1, 1953



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