|Nominated for an Academy Award here, Joan Crawford is excellent as Myra Hudson, a playwright who marries a younger man with plans to kill her for his inheritance.
When Myra finds out about the scheme, she uses her writing skills to concoct a plan to save herself.
But can her literary skills save her life?
Jack Palance is perfectly menacing as the husband, in a film which doesn't wimp out the way Hitchcock's Suspicion did.
Among the many assets here are a jazzy score by Elmer Bernstein and the beautiful location shots in San Francisco.
An edge-of-your-seat thriller and a good warm-up for the types of movies Crawford would end up making in the twilight of her long career.