“You know perfectly well I’m Julia Ross!”
A woman (Nina Foch) believes she is being hired as a live-in secretary for an elderly woman (Dame May Whitty) and her grown son (George Macready); in actuality, the pair plan to pass her off as Macready’s murdered wife, and then kill her in an “accident”.
Response to Peary’s Review:
There’s nothing quite like a 65-minute movie that moves along at a clip, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and has a satisfying conclusion. Peary’s right that this film — an “exceptional ‘B’ suspense thriller” by cult director Joseph H. Lewis — is exactly the type of story Hitchcock would have enjoyed filming, given its extreme suspense and paranoia-driven plot. Remade by Arthur Penn in 1987 as Dead of Winter with Mary Steenburgen, this version remains much better in every way.
- Many suspenseful scenes
Yes; definitely check this one out.