Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent Ripley.
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This is a classic example of a director spending nearly his entire career in the wrong genre. If only Edwards had made nothing but suspense films like this. Great mood-setting opening scene with image and music working together to mesmerizing effect. That camera pan to the left to reveal the driver, as she turns towards us, to look out at the bay. LEE REMICK in black and white. Is there anything more gorgeous?
There is nothing more effective to me than the classic, intelligent thriller. An amazing cast as well. Lee Remick is fantastic, Ross Martin is believably evil, and this is quite possibly some of Glen Ford's best work. Edwards wins this one easily...
The script promises a lot but unfortunately doesn't deliver. After an incredible opening sequence and lots of promises for a reign of terror from the unseen villain, the tension just deflates and the criminal doesn't become an actual threat ever again nor does he ever seem capable of pulling off his plan. Pity, because the direction and the cinematography are stunning.
Gripping from beginning to end. Lots of different eyes featured as well as those of the excellent Miss Remick. Watch the stadium shot at the very end - looking at you like an eye! Nice promotion for the FBI.