One of Hitchcock's more charming efforts, this thriller stars the endearing 18-year-old Pilbeam as Erica Burgoyne, the daughter of police constable Col. Burgoyne (Marmount), who is heading an investigation into the strangulation death of an actress whose body has washed ashore, along
with the murder weapon--the belt of a raincoat. The prime, and in fact only, suspect is Robert Tisdall (de Marney) who maintains his innocence, despite the fact that everything is against him--he was friendly with the dead woman, he was included in her will, and his raincoat is missing. After
giving the suspect a ride to a desolate farmhouse, Erica is faced with the choice of helping T...