Masterful noir by Litvak, who displays his director skills in every sequences. The narrative is ingenious and helps Litvak to show off. The film tells the story of a morbid & psycotic daughter-father relationship. The set plays a key role:Mrs Robinson's room is full of mirrors, while the one of her father is full of stuffed animals. The metaphor is obvious: she is a stuffed animal with identity problems. Dark ending.
Well written thriller, by Lucille Fletcher from her radio play, that serves as another strong showcase for Barbara Stanwyck; in fact an Oscar nominated turn. A little shrill at times but effective with a very solid denouement. Burt Lancaster somewhat wasted here but Ed Begley makes the most of a small part.