Title: Secret Beyond the Door…
Director: Fritz Lang
Actors: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O’Neil, Natalie Schafer, Paul Cavanagh, Anabel Shaw, Rosa Rey, James Seay, Mark Dennis
Genre: Drama, Noir, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Why in Database: The turtle appears only in the dialogue. The heroine tells the protagonist that he is like a turtle, one bad word and a poof are enough, then she has to speak to a thick shell. This, of course, alludes to the tortoise’s tendency to hide inside its shell when he feel endangered.
Oh, Mark, you’re just like a turtle. One wrong word and boom! I’m talking to a shell that thick.