Ask mother, says the message scrawled in lipstick at a murder scene, written by an unidentified serial killer who preys on women. Its a sensational story if it bleeds, it leads and a news conglomerate offers a big promotion to any high-level company exec who solves the case. So begins the wheeling, dealing and backstabbing of the competing media hotshots as they vie to unmask the so-called Lipstick Killer. Fritz Lang (The Big Heat), whose early career expressionist works would strongly influence the film-noir genre, directs this stylistically understated noir that features an abundance of starpower rare for the genre: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino and other notables.
Actors: Dana Andrews; Rhonda Fleming; George Sanders; Howard Duff; Thomas Mitchell; Vincent Price; Sally Forrest; John Drew Barrymore; James Craig; Ida Lupino; Robert Warwick; Mae Marsh; Ralph Peters
Writer: Casey Robinson
Director: Fritz Lang
Producer: Bert E. Friedlob
Genre: Film-Noir; Crime; Suspense; Drama
AspectRatio: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Audio: MONO - English