Cheryl Draper, without a doubt, witnessed a murder. But when she reports the incident, the police conclude she was dreaming. Now, the killer, Albert Richter, will see to it that Cheryl ceases to claim what she saw.
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It's a bad sign that a woman like Barbara Stanwyck has so little credibility as a witness. "You were just dreaming", they tell her. So then the police just go over and confront the murderer and tell them who the witness was. Insult and then injury. They should have shot the whole thing at night, because much of Alton's night cinematography was amazing.
2 1/2 stars out of 5. It was cool to see Barbara Stanwyck and George Sanders together and the noir touches were nice but the whole thing didn't hold together as well as it could have. There were a few things I didn't quite buy (why would anyone give an ex-Nazi the benefit of the doubt?) but overall it felt like a low-rent, non-claustrophobic version of Rear Window. Nothing special...
Lejos de ser tan original, entretenida, e innovadora como lo es su contemporánea "Rear Window", de Hitchcock (con la cual comparte una misma premisa), Witness to Murder se beneficia de la gran actuación de Barbara Stanwyck, así como de un buen suspenso psicológico.