Dr. Mark Hamilton: [on unsolved murder and perfect crime] Laws of chance are overwhelmingly against it, so are the laws of human nature. You see a murderer's whole safety depends upon a complication
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Dr. Mark Hamilton:
[on unsolved murder and perfect crime]
Laws of chance are overwhelmingly against it, so are the laws of human nature. You see a murderer's whole safety depends upon a complication of lies. If he had no motive, no access, if his alibi is perfect, even if he feels no remorse, think of the strain he endures in knowing one error would be his undoing. That if he is forgetful enough to conflict one of his statements, his act of innocence is unconvincing in any details, if he so much as talks in his sleep.

Transcript:
The laws of chance are
overwhelmingly against it.
And so are the laws of human nature.
You see, a murderer's whole safety
depends on a complication of lies.
That he had not motive, no access.
That his alibi is perfect.
Even if he feels no remorse.
Think of the strain he endures knowing
that one error would be his undoing.
That if he is forgetful enough to
contradict one of his statements.
If his act of innocence is
unconvincing in any detail.
If he so much as talks in his sleep.
I wonder what's become of Evelyn.
You know, that's probably the same
moon they have back home.
It looks better here somehow.
- It is beautiful.
Evelyn.
Ever since you came back there's
something I've wanted to ask you.
It's been on my mind ever
since you went away.
In fact I didn't realise how
much I wanted you here.
Until you did go away.
If you know what I mean.
Yes Norman, I believe
I know what you mean.
I've been thinking.
Although I'm pretty well set
with my teaching at college.
I have no background.
No home life, if you know what I mean.
I know this is all very sudden.
No, Norman.
I've had the feeling that you liked
me for quite some time but I ..
Don't you like me?
- Yes.
Yes, I do.
What's the matter?
Is there some other man?
- No, of course not.
Who would there be?
I don't know.
You say you like me, but ..
Norman, please don't ask me to
give you an answer right now.
I'm so confused.
I'd like to give you
a reason but I can't.
I can't explain it.
Aren't you cold out here?

Clip duration: 98 seconds
Views: 11
Timestamp in movie: 00:46:06
Uploaded: 23 September, 2021
Genres: drama, film-noir, mystery
Summary: An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.


Actors

Dr. Mark Hamilton - Sydney Greenstreet