Genre: Crime, romance, Thriller
Director: Phil Karlson
Writer: Ted Sherdeman, Eugene Ling, James Poe
Stars: Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek, Rosemary DeCamp, Henry O'Neill
Countries: United States
The editor of a New York exploitation newspaper meets the wife he had abandoned years ago, while using another name, at a Lonely Hearts ball sponsored by his newspaper. She threatens to expose him as a wife-deserter, wife-beater and an impostor, and, in anger, he pushes her and accidentally kills her. Later, when her body is found, he assigns his protégé reporter to the story, as a good, exploitable follow-up story to the ball. And, then, he is forced to sit back and watch while the reporter slowly tracks down the killer.