Despite a slow start, this is a fine suspense thriller that earned Oscar nominations for Crawford (Best Actress; she lost to Shirley Booth for COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA), Palance (Best Supporting Actor), O'Brien's costume design and Lang's cinematography. Crawford is a wealthy San
Francisco heiress who is a successful playwright. She's casting her new opus in New York and meets Palance, who is auditioning for the romantic lead. She doesn't think he's right for the part, but he is romantically right for her, and, when they meet again, on her train trip back to California, he
turns on his charm. By the time they reach Baghdad by the Bay, they are in love and are soon h...