The Secretary Review

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Disgruntled secretary Diedra turns to murder and blackmail after being turned down for promotion.


An inferior and ultimately predictable yarn with deranged secretary (Shelia Kelley) hatching a plot against her stockbroker boss (Mel Harris) by kidnapping her little girl, dropping a car on her husband and framing her for the murder of a fellow employee. Although this is suspense by numbers and trawls through a minefield of well-worn plot devices borrowed from Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, it’s handled with a certain zeal and Kelley does an effective turn as the typist from hell.

Well worn plot, and very little new to talk of.