She Had Everything A Man Could Ever Want...and Lived The Way No Woman Ever Should!
Film noir, a classic film style of the '40s and '50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood's finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femmes fatales and moral conflict.
Jean Peters stars as New York cover girl Vicki Lynn, whose fame came fast and hard, and so does her murder. Her press agent Steve Christopher (Elliott Reid) and her sister Jill (Jeanne Crain) are placed under the microscope by relentless police lieutenant Ed Cornell (Richard Boone), who derives sadistic pleasure from interrogating them. And there is no lack of other suspects in Vicki's death, despite the fact that Jill found Steve standing over the body. Suspense builds as the characters remember moments in Vicki's lightning rise to the top of cafÃ© society. Max Showalter plays Steve's columnist pal, Carl Betz is a police detective and Aaron Spelling operates the telephone switchboard at Vicki's hotel.