It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband - he is power mad and insane! Since he will not grant her a divorce, she leaves her life of luxury on Long Island and goes to work as a receptionist in an impoverished doctor's office in NYC's lower east side. After Smith deceives her into a temporary reconciliation, Leonora becomes pregnant. By the time she realizes she is expecting, she and one of the doctors, Larry Quinada (James Mason), have fallen in love. But she is again lured backed to her wealthy husband to give her child financial security. Her sadistic husband is hell-bent on keeping her and her child prisoner. What will happen to Leonora?

  1. Libbie Block


  2. Arthur Laurents


  3. Max Ophüls


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  1. James Mason

    James Mason

    Larry Quinada

  2. Barbara Bel Geddes

    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Leonora Eames

  3. Robert Ryan

    Robert Ryan

    Smith Ohlrig

  4. Frank Ferguson

    Frank Ferguson

    Dr. Hoffman

  5. Curt Bois

    Curt Bois

    Franzi Kartos

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  • February 17, 1949

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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