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In this thriller, psychiatrist Dr. Cross (Vincent Price) kills his wife and expects to get away with murder, until he discovers that the slaying was observed by a next-door neighbor, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw). As Janet attempts to convince her husband (Frank Latimore) of the doctor's dastardly deed, Cross shows up to advise him that Janet is in dire need of some in-depth counseling.


Anabel Shaw
as Mrs. Janet Stewart
Vincent Price
as Dr. Richard Cross
Lynn Bari
as Nurse Elaine Jordan
Frank Latimore
as Lt. Paul Stewart
Reed Hadley
as O'Neill
Renee Carson
as Mrs. Hatfield
John Davidson
as Mr. Edwards
Selmar Jackson
as Dr. Blair
Selmer Jackson
as Dr. Blair
Pierre Watkin
as Hotel Manager
Mary Young
as Miss Penny
Charles Tannen
as Hotel Clerk
Robert Adler
as Male Nurse
George E. Stone
as Cabdriver
Cecil Weston
as Patient
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Vinnie kills his nagging wife in a flyaway moment of rage, but is seen by an hapless innocent busy looking for her husband, and so begins this little bit o'sinister as Vinnie wonders about whether he can be a coldblooded killer, whether he is, or maybe he was just trying it out for size, one time, no harm, no foul. Not bad.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Nice nostalgic thriller featuring the indomitable Mr. Vincent Price as a psychiatrist caught between his manipulative mistress and his ever weakening sense of morality. Shock isn't groundbreaking cinema but it's a solid vehicle for Price's villainous screen persona.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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Price is shocking in this movie. I recommend seeing it without reading the synopsis or anything first, it's more shocking that way. I love this movie and was shocked to find that it is featured on almost every one of those 50 movie pack DVD boxes. Anyway, if you love Vincent Price, check this out.

Aj V
Aj V

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Enjoyable if a trifle overwrought B level thriller obviously designed to play the lower half of a double bill. Taking that into consideration this is an interesting artifact of its time with some overly arch performances but not from Vincent Price who offers up the best job herein. It's also directed at a nice clip that keeps it moving right along to tell its story in an efficient hour and ten minutes. Before viewing keep in mind this is a thriller from the 40's and not a horror film from Price's later career phase as the king of that genre.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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