Gene Tierney has always been used at her best when she had to play heroines who were somehow disconnected to (their) reality: drugs in 'Shanghai Gesture', sublimated in a painting and believed to be dead in 'Laura', in love with a ghost in 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir'... Here sleepwalking and the victim of a dubious psychoanalyst... Her mere presence is enough to convey all the depths and darkness of her character.
Noir psycho-drama from Otto Preminger is an uneven old-fashioned melodrama. Jose Ferrer steals the show as a slimy charlatan, and there are a handful of strong moments - but ultimately, it's really nothing special or memorable. Film noir fans may find it moderately entertaining.