It all starts when lonely interior decorator Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck) sees a murder committed in the building across the street. The killer, one Albert Richter (George Sanders), gets lucky in that there’s an empty apartment next to his where the body can conveniently be stored until such time as he can dispose of it, and sets about eliminating the forensic evidence, so that when Lt. Lawrence Mathews (Gary Merrill) arrives with Cheryl in tow, he appears to have nothing to hide. Cheryl isn’t going to let it go, no matter how much everyone tells her she’s imagining things, so Richter sets out to eliminate her. Since killing her right away would look suspicious, he takes care to first make her appear to be crazy – once her fragile mental state is established, no-one will investigate a “suicide” too closely. —Efilmcritic.com
Roy Rowland (December 31, 1910 – June 29, 1995) was a film director. The New York-born director helmed a number of films in the 1950s and 60s including Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, Meet Me in Las Vegas, Rogue Cop, The 5000 Fingers of Doctor T and The Girl Hunters. Rowland married Ruth Cummings, the niece of Louis B. Mayer and sister of Jack Cummings (MGM producer/director). They had one son, Steve Rowland, born in 1939, who later became a music producer in the UK, and has recently published his memoir Hollywood Heat.
Rowland, before becoming involved in film studied law at U.S.C. He later got work as a script clerk for MGM. This eventually led him to becoming a film director. Rowland started directing one-reel and two reel films before moving on to feature films in 1943. In the mid-60s Rowland directed three spaghetti westerns before retiring from film directing. —Wikipedia