Posted on 3/04/13 08:09 PM
George Straud (Ray Milland) is a writer for a tabloid magazine company who cannot any time with his family, particularly his wife (Maureen O'Sullivan) who are supposed to go on a honeymoon together. He begins to become close with the bosses' mistress (Pauline York), although in a plutonic manner, and they begin to complain about the him (Charles Laughton). Then, after George has left for the night, the mistress initiates an argument with the boss and in a rage the boss murders her with a statuette. Then he decides to pin the killing on George, who had left a souvenir near the murder the scene. Generally satisfying thriller that acknowledges both the pressures of the tabloids and as well contains an interesting story. Laughton and Milland both shine in their performances and the constant fascination of the clock that towers the building is quite unique.