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Two bank robbers get away with 250,000 dollars in unmarked, unrecorded bills, murdering a guard in the process. The police know the leader was Harry Wheeler (Paul E. Richards) and turn their attention to his girlfriend, Leona McLane (Kim Novak), detective Paul Sheridan (Fred MacMurray) arranging to pick her up in a "chance" meeting at a movie and spend some time with her. After one day, he knows what he needs to -- that she's not in touch with Wheeler, but expects to be -- but he keeps things going between them for three more days. By the time the department has a full… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Viewed strictly on its own, as it should be, this modest Columbia melodrama is a creditable job for about half the time."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Marked by a visual claustrophobia that nicely matches MacMurray's increasingly hemmed-in situation."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"If you're as much of a pushover for [Kim Novak's] early work as I am, you can't afford to miss this."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Novak does a fine job in her first starring role as a heartless femme fatale who does have a heart after all."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A compelling story of a man whose morals become twisted by a dangerous and somewhat naive femme fatale."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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