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* JoggersFindDeath: Steve Marek is almost caught in the act of burying his wife's body in the woods by a woman who is chasing her runaway dog. Steve thinks he unspotted, but she did get enough of a look at him to give the police a vague description. Apparently the dog runs away again later, and this time the woman finds the shallow grave.

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* JoggersFindDeath: Steve Marek is almost caught in the act of burying his wife's body in the woods by a woman who is chasing her runaway dog. Steve thinks he unspotted, was not spotted, but she did get enough of a look at him to give the police a vague description. Apparently the dog runs away again later, and this time the woman finds the shallow grave.



* PhoneaholicTeenager: Libby. When she and Kit are making prank phone calls, her father doesn't think it all strange that the phone has been engaged for two hours.

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* PhoneaholicTeenager: Libby. When she and Kit are making prank phone calls, her father doesn't think it at all strange that the phone has been engaged for two hours.


* DeadlyPrank: A variant in that the prank turns deadly for the pranksters rather than their target. Two teenage girls make prank calls telling whoever answers "I saw what you did, and I know who you are". However, one of the men they call has just murdered his wife, and convinced they are trying to blackmail him, he comes hunting them.

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* DeadlyPrank: A The initial call to Steve's house causes his wife to finally declare she is leaving, as Libby is pretending to be another woman seeing Steve. [[spoiler:Her declaring to leave is what leads to her murder.]] Also a variant in that the prank turns deadly for the pranksters rather than their target. Two teenage pranksters. The girls later make prank calls telling whoever answers a call to Steve's house again saying "I saw what you did, and I know who you are". However, one are" (something they said to many of the men people they call has just murdered called), having no idea that he had killed his wife, wife and convinced thinks they are trying to blackmail him, he comes hunting them. actually witnessed it.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: NosyNeighbor Amy Nelson is this to Steve Marek. She constantly belittles his wife and tells that he needs a woman, not a girl. The dialogue indicates they have had an affair in the past, but Steves seems uninterested in continuing. Whe Amy discovers that Steve has murdered his wife, she attempts to blackmail him into marrying her

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: NosyNeighbor Amy Nelson is this to Steve Marek. She constantly belittles his wife and tells that he needs a woman, not a girl. The dialogue indicates they have had an affair in the past, but Steves seems uninterested in continuing. Whe continuing it. When Amy discovers that Steve has murdered his wife, she attempts to blackmail him into marrying her



* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: During the climax, Steve has pulled a DangerTakesABackseat on Libby and is choking her to death from behind. Suddenly there is a gunshot, the rear window of the car shatters, and Steve slumps forward: dead. Appearing behind the car is the state trooper from earlier, who has returned after being summoned by Mr. Austin after Kit came clean to him about what was really going on.

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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: During the climax, Steve has pulled a DangerTakesABackseat on Libby and is choking her to death from behind. Suddenly [[spoiler:Suddenly there is a gunshot, the rear window of the car shatters, and Steve slumps forward: dead. Appearing behind the car is the state trooper from earlier, who has returned after being summoned by Mr. Austin after Kit came clean to him about what was really going on.]]



* StabTheScorpion: Tess is running for the garage where her sister Libby is trying to start the car. The viewer (but not Libby) sees an arm reach out and grab her and drag her behind the garage. While it looks like the murderer Steve Marek has grabbed her
, it is actually Mr. Austin who is stopping her getting to the car because [[DangerTakesABackseat Steve Marek is hiding in the back seat]].

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* StabTheScorpion: Tess is running for the garage where her sister Libby is trying to start the car. The viewer (but not Libby) sees an arm reach out and grab her and drag her behind the garage. While it looks like the murderer Steve Marek has grabbed her
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her, it is actually Mr. Austin who is stopping her getting to the car because [[DangerTakesABackseat Steve Marek is hiding in the back seat]].

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* FiveFiveFive: Averted. The girls read out each number as they dial it, and none of them start 555. Of course, when this film was made, phone numbers only had five digits.


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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: During the climax, Steve has pulled a DangerTakesABackseat on Libby and is choking her to death from behind. Suddenly there is a gunshot, the rear window of the car shatters, and Steve slumps forward: dead. Appearing behind the car is the state trooper from earlier, who has returned after being summoned by Mr. Austin after Kit came clean to him about what was really going on.


* StabTheScorpion: Tess is running for the garage where her sister Libby is trying to start the car. The viewer (but not Libby) sees an arm reach out and grab her and drag her behind the garage. While it looks like the murderer Steve Marek has grabbed, it is actually Mr. Austin who is stopping her getting to the car because [[DangerTakesABackseat Steve Marek is hiding in the back seat]].

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* StabTheScorpion: Tess is running for the garage where her sister Libby is trying to start the car. The viewer (but not Libby) sees an arm reach out and grab her and drag her behind the garage. While it looks like the murderer Steve Marek has grabbed, grabbed her
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it is actually Mr. Austin who is stopping her getting to the car because [[DangerTakesABackseat Steve Marek is hiding in the back seat]].


* AdvertisedExtra: Creator/JoanCrawford gets top billing, but her role--while important--amounts to 9 minutes on screen.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Creator/JoanCrawford gets top billing, but her role--while important--amounts important to the plot--amounts to 9 minutes on screen.

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* JoggersFindDeath: Steve Marek is almost caught in the act of burying his wife's body in the woods by a woman who is chasing her runaway dog. Steve thinks he unspotted, but she did get enough of a look at him to give the police a vague description. Apparently the dog runs away again later, and this time the woman finds the shallow grave.

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* PrankCall: Libby and Kit make prank calls saying "I saw what you did and I know who you are." Unfortunately for them, they happen to call a guy who killed his wife, and thinks they actually did see him.

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* StabTheScorpion: Tess is running for the garage where her sister Libby is trying to start the car. The viewer (but not Libby) sees an arm reach out and grab her and drag her behind the garage. While it looks like the murderer Steve Marek has grabbed, it is actually Mr. Austin who is stopping her getting to the car because [[DangerTakesABackseat Steve Marek is hiding in the back seat]].


''I Saw What You Did'' is a 1965 American thriller film released by Universal Pictures and starring Creator/JoanCrawford and John Ireland.

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''I Saw What You Did'' is a 1965 American thriller film released by [[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal Pictures Pictures]] and starring Creator/JoanCrawford and John Ireland.


* AllWomenAreLustful: Libby does a lot of fantasizing about a man she has only spoken to over the phone, and says that his voice makes her feel like he is running his hand down her spine. Every action of Amy's is driven by the desire to secure Steve Marek as her lover.




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* WeInterruptThisProgram: Kit and her father are listening to a ballgame on the car radio when the broadcast is interrupted by a report about the body of a murdered woman being in the woods near to where they are.

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* CoincidentalBroadcast: Kit and her father are listening to a ballgame on the radio while driving home from Libby's when the game is interrupted by a report about the murdered woman found in the woods, including a vague description of the murderer.


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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Less than 24 hours. It starts in the mid-afternoon and ends in the early hours of the following morning. Kit's father picks her up at 11:30 pm, which means that the final denouement cannot occur any later than one or two hours after midnight.

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* StandardFiftiesFather: Libby's father Dave Mannering bears many of the classic hallmarks: he is a besuited, pipe smoking businessman who is sweetly overindulgent of his daughters, and has a tendency to downplay his wife's concerns as typical female overreaction. Kit's father John Austin is similar, but doesn't smoke a pipe, and is probably too suspicious and proactive to truly fit the mold.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: NosyNeighbor Amy Nelson is this to Steve Marek. She constantly belittles his wife and tells that he needs a woman, not a girl. The dialogue indicates they have had an affair in the past, but Steves seems uninterested in continuing. Whe Amy discovers that Steve has murdered his wife, she attempts to blackmail him into marrying her


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* NosyNeighbor: Amy Nelson is constantly spying on neighbour Steve Marek and looking for any opportunity to worm her way into his affections. When she discovers that he has murdered his wife, she thinks she has found it.

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