Costars Taylor and Stanwyck had been married for 11 years but had long been divorced when the studio decided that they might be able to work with each other with no problems. They were right. There was mutual respect from the pair (who had made two films while wooing but none during
their marriage), and they did as well as they could with this confused script by Bloch and the cheap-jack effects by Castle. Taylor was 53 and Stanwyck 57 when they did the movie, and both were ill-advised to jump into this genre; but the prospect of hefty fees, a piece of the action, and a script
by the man who wrote PSYCHO was too much to decline. What they didn't realize was that Blo...