Arch Oboler's second film (following BEWITCHED) is half film noir
, half psychological mystery--certainly not a whodunit, in that we know early in the film that the culprit is none other than Hodiak, a slick, evil-minded Chicago nightclub owner with whom Gifford falls in love. Her husband
is rich lawyer Murphy, an affable type who is so above-board that he finds it impossible to believe that his wife would two-time him. Hodiak turns in a stellar performance as a thoroughly corrupt emotional sadist reveling in the hypnotic hold he has over Gifford, twisting her love for him in any
direction whim dictates, murdering a former paramour who gets in the way of his ...