In this tense noir thriller, a lonely man (Arthur Franz) experiences a psychotic break and begins targeting women for death, baffling Lt. Frank Kafka (Adolphe Menjou) -- the detective assigned to the case -- until a police psychologist (Richard Kiley) puts the man's psychosis into perspective. Director Edward Dmytryk makes excellent use of his San Francisco locations to symbolize the fears, obsessions and misogyny that drive a wretched man to murder.
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- Edward Dmytryk
- 1953 Academy Award®
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary with author Eddie Muller; introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it