before making history in alfred hitchcock's 'vertigo', kim novak made lots of cool movies. the very first time she was given a starring role was in 'pushover.' her leading man was fred macmurray.
there is something 'casual' about kim. she is very beautiful but she communicates a sort of unlucky quality. it is a lovely sight to see her not 'use' her looks.
there is a purely voyeuristic theme to this story of cops keeping an eye on what's going on in her apartment. her morals are pretty base and in no time at all she takes good cop macmurray right down to her level.