Synopsis: Dr. Cross, a psychiatrist, is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart, who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. As she comes out of her shock, she recognizes Dr. Cross as the killer. He takes her to his sanitarium and urged by his nurse/lover, Elaine Jordan, gives Janet an overdose of insulin. But he can't bring himself to murder her in cold blood and asks Elaine to get the medicine to save her. She refuses, they argue, and he strangles her. He saves Janet's life, but now faces two murder charges.
Director(s): Alfred L. Werker
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
70 min

Oh, Lady!

That's how guys lose their jobs-

not collecting fares.

I'm sorry.

- I guess I'm a little excited.

- Thank you, lady.

- Good evening.

- Good evening. I'm Mrs. Stewart.

Would you give me

my husband's room number please?

- Lieutenant Stewart.

- Lieutenant Stewart.

Yes. He's arriving today.

I wired for the reservation-

Lt. and Mrs. Paul Stewart.

You say you wired

for a reservation?

Yes- Mrs. Paul Stewart.

I'm afraid there's been a slipup.

Apparently your wire wasn't received.

But I sent it three days ago.

Well, I'm sorry.

There's nothing I can do for you.

You mean I can't stay here?

I wish I could help,

but we're completely booked up.

But I've got to stay here. This is

the only place we can find each other.

I thought for two years he was dead...

and now I don't know

if he's been hurt or what.

Please don't be upset.

Perhaps I can arrange something.

- Has Mr. Walters checked in yet?

- No, sir. Not until tomorrow.

Fine. Then we can give them 816-C.

But you'll have to leave

by noon tomorrow.

Yes, of course. Thank you very much.

Not at all. Will you register please?

Janet. Janet!

Janet, it's me. Let me in, Janet.

Janet, I'm home.

- Paul!

- Why don't you open the door, Janet?

- Janet, please open the door!

- Paul! Paul, darling!

Paul! Paul! Don't go away! Paul!

Paul! Wait!

Paul! Wait! I can't open the door!

Janet! Help me!

Janet! I can't find you!

Where are you, Janet?

Janet! Janet!




This is Mrs. Stewart.

Did my husband come in?

No, thank you.

You followed me, Margaret.

You've been spying on me.

I have been watching you

for months making a fool of yourself.

- I don't think so.

- Bringing her here.

- Elaine was just about to leave.

- I didn't interrupt too soon?

Perhaps it's just as well things

worked out like this, Margaret.

I've- I've decided to ask you for a divorce.

- A divorce? Why should I divorce you?

- Well-

Please, Margaret, let's be sensible.

Whatever we had for one another is gone.

We've been afraid

to admit it before, but it's true.

Elaine and I- Well, I love her.

- You never loved anyone but yourself.

- Please, Margaret.

- I was good enough for you once.

Now you want someone younger.

- It's not that way.

It's just that I-

I can't go on with you any longer.

All right, Richard-

You can have your divorce.

You're right. We are strangers.

But I have some pride.

- No one's going to think you've cast me off-

- Please, Margaret.

You want Elaine- Have her,

but people are going to know the truth.

I'll start by telling the clerk you've been

entertaining your girlfriend in our apartment.

Then I'll call the newspapers.

Careful, cautious Richard...

destroying everything he is

for the sake of a cheap-

- Get away from that phone.

- You asked for it. I'll enjoy telling your friends-

Leave that phone alone! I hate you!

- Good morning.

- Good morning, sir.

- I'm Lt. Stewart.

- Oh yes, Lieutenant. We've been expecting you.

Your wife's gonna

be glad to see you, sir.

Mr. Blake, this is Lt. Stewart.

Mr. Blake's our manager.

Lieutenant, you really had us worried.

I'm glad you finally got here.

I wasn't sure. The weatherman

threw the book at us.

- Well, you're in for a real welcome.

- 816-C, boy.

Oh, that's all right.

I'd kind of like to surprise her.

- Very well, sir.

- Thanks.


Darling, what's the matter?

Janet. Janet, it's me. It's Paul.


Hello? Hello, operator?

This is Lt. Stewart calling.

Can you send a house doctor to 816-C

right away? It's very urgent. Thank you.


What is it?

What's wrong with her, Doctor?

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