Richard Mason is slightly hurt in a car accident but pretends that his injuries are worse so that he cannot accompany his wife, Kathryn on a trip to the mountains. He does, however, kill her on a lonely mountain road. Or did he? He smells her perfume, finds her jewelry, sees an envelope addressed in her handwriting. He goes back to the scene of the crime to find ... what?
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SUSPENSE...SUSPICION...MAN-WOMAN DESIRES! (original print ad - all caps)
Did You Know?
The statue of a possible version of the Maltese Falcon is displayed as an ornament on the top of the wooden filing cabinet in Det. Lt. Egan's office when Richard visits. A few years earlier, in 1941, Bogart and Greenstreet had appeared together in the movie "The Maltese Falcon" about this statue. No reference to it is made in the dialogue of this movie. This possible version has broader shoulders, longer neck and thinner head than what was actually used in the previous movie. Although it does look very much like the version used in a poster for the earlier movie where hands are grasping for it and is clearly different in shape than what was actually used in the earlier movie. See more
Richard says that the handkerchief that was in his wife's jacket breast pocket had a green border but the one that he handed the police, after finding it in a drawer had no such border. He said that it was the only one of its kind. See more
Doctor, you've had a lot of experience with mental cases assuming I am a mental case. Ever run across anything like this before?
Dr. Mark Hamilton
Only once, years ago when I was a student in Vienna.
What was it?
Dr. Mark Hamilton
Man who murdered his wife.
How Sweet You Are
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played after Richard leaves the phone booth, talks to the operator and Dr. Hamilton, and out on the terrace See more