Noir Alley in General Discussions Posted Wednesday at 06:30 PM I knew Eddie Muller’s effusive praise of Janis Carter’s performance in Night Editor was not hyperbole. I had seen Carter in Framed (1947), and was impressed by her femme fatale bona fides. Carter acts with her eyes, always in control, and several moves ahead of everyone else. Now, for that much-discussed scene Muller went to great lengths to highlight. Cochrane knew she was sexually aroused by violence. Being a cop, he must have seen her react that way before, liked it, and hated himself for liking it. The scene did not last long, but Carter, with her breathless excitement, sold it as well as possible given the limitations of the production code. I guess the filmmakers decided showing Carter actually see the badly beaten corpse, and getting turned on, was a bridge too far. I’m happy they showed Night Editor, a noir gem.