The Dark Mirror

Synopsis: A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
Director(s): Robert Siodmak
Production: Universal
85 min

- Good morning, Lieutenant.

- Good morning, Templar.

They are all here.

How would you want them?

Give me the woman that

reported it first.

- Her husband is with her.

- Alright both of them.

You and your husband.

The name of the victim?

Dr. Frank Peralta.

Frank Peralta.

All right, what happen?

When I arrived this morning at 7.30

There he was, just lying there.

You live at the same address?

That's right, the same floor.

- You saw him last night?

- Around 10 o'clock.

He was coming home.

I was going out.

- He was alone?

- No, he had a young lady with him.

- You know the young lady?

- Never saw her. Very pretty.

What was she wearing?

A blue suit, and

flowers in her hair.

- Gloves?

- I do not think so.

- I guess they were going home?

- That's what I assumed.

- And that was at 10 o'clock?

- Around 10.

You think you know her

if you saw her again?

I think so. We met face to face.

I see.

What do you know about her?

I live in the apartment

under doctor Peralta.

About 10:
35 last night

I heard this thud.

- How do you know the time?

- I had just turned on the 10:30 news.

I heard footsteps on

the stairs outside.

I opened my door a bit.

I was curiosity.

I'm glad you were.

What did you see?

A young woman very pretty

passed me and went out.

From doctor Peraltas apartment?

I suppose so.

But you didn't see her

come out of his door?

I'm not sure. I don't think so.

Do you think you

would recognize her?

Yes, I'm sure.

I got a good look at her.

She passed under the light.

I see.

You're his secretary?

I was...

Want do you know of his

plan for last night?

He had an engagement for diner

with a girl called Teresa Collins.

You don't like her?

I know very little about her.

But I couldn't believe that

Dr. Peralta was in love with her.

You mean he thought he was?

Sometimes he did,

sometimes he didn't.

But she treated him badly,

she kept him in such a state.

He was going to propose

to her last night.

Teresa Collins?

You know where she lives?

I can tell you where she works.

She runs a magazine stand

in the Medical Building.

Where Dr. Peralta

office are - were.

Mrs. Didriksen, you first.

See if you recognize anyone.

Keep your mind on

what you're doing.

You go out with me and

I buy you a steak.

Good enough for me.

- I ain't kidding.

- Neither am I.

When I get out of this monkey

suit I ain't a bad looking guy.

You go, Benson.

The girl all right.

Behind the counter.

- Are you sure?

- Pretty sure.

Won't you swear to it?

I think so.

Still, there is something...

Yes, I swear to it.

I hope you'll remember that.

- Don't you remember me?

- Sure if you want me to.

I remember you all right.

- Where did she go?

- How do I know. So?

That's the girl all right.

- You would swear to it?

- Yeah. On a stack of Bibles.


We'll get in touch later.

It looks pretty good.

Miss Collins?

I'm from the Police.

- I beg your pardon.

- Good morning, Doctor.

Can you show me something

in the line of lemon drops.

- How about lemon drops?

- Very good idea!

I do not know how to thank you.

Would you mind to tell me

how you spent last night?

- Why?

- You mind?

- No, but...

- From 8 o'clock on.

- What it's all about?

- Begin it at 9.

Will you tell me then?

All right. I went for a

walk Jefferson Park.

- Alone?

- Yes.

How long?

I came home around 11:30.

For nearly three hours you

walked alone in the park?

Not exactly. For two hours I was

listening to a band concert

A then I strolled by the lake

and sat listening to the water.

Then I got chilly, and went home.

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Nunnally Johnson

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