1h. 36min. // In New York, the model Jean Dexter is found dead in the bathtub of her apartment apparently after committing suicide. However, the coroner realizes that she was actually murdered with a simulation of suicide, and the experienced Homicide Lieutenant Detective Dan Muldoon initiates his investigations with Detective Jimmy Halloran and his team, and the prime suspect becomes Jean’s friend Frank Niles, who he an alibi but tells many lies in his statement.
Directed by: Jules Dassin
WON. Academy Awards, USA 1949. Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. William H. Daniels.
WON. Academy Awards, USA 1949. Best Film Editing. Paul Weatherwax.
WON. National Film Preservation Board, USA 2007. National Film Registry.
NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1949. Best Writing, Motion Picture Story. Malvin Wald.
NOMINATED. BAFTA Awards 1949. Best Film from any Source.
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