Merle Kramer works as a stenographer for a psychiatrist. She is casually dating Karl Benson, a private eye and former cop. Merle mentions in passing that one of her boss's patients is an author with recurring dreams of murdering his wife, and she includes the fact that the wife owns valuable jewels. When the wife is found murdered in a manner identical to that of her husband's dream, the husband is naturally the prime suspect. But as the investigation of the police and insurance investigator Joe Cooper proceeds, it turns out that several people in the case, including Merle, are not what they seem.

  1. Lewis R. Foster

    Director, Screenplay

  2. L.S. Goldsmith


  3. Whitman Chambers


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dorothy Lamour

    Dorothy Lamour

    Merl Kramer

  2. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden

    Joe Cooper

  3. Dan Duryea

    Dan Duryea

    Karl Benson

  4. Irene Hervey

    Irene Hervey

    Ruth / Mrs. Alton Bennet

  5. Phillip Reed

    Phillip Reed

    Guy Bayard

Full Cast & Crew




Status Released

Release Information

  • May 25, 1949


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -



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