Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the ... See full summary »
Erich von Stroheim,
Mary Beth Hughes,
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John 'Dusty' King,
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No girl has ever been called more names! That's Evelyn...the guest...who manages to throw her pretty shadow around where any man near must see it - and when it comes to a man she grants no rights to anyone but herself!
Director Lewis Milestone started the film, but after extensive rehearsals and preparation he fell ill and was replaced by John Brahm, who reshot some of the early scenes. See more »
When young Lee enters the house after playing with the boy on the swing, her face and dress are clean. However when she enters her mother's room, she has chocolate smudged on her face and dress. See more »
Hadn't seen this one before and was pleasantly surprised. It is longer than almost all the others in the DVD collection but is well worth the time.
A nutty woman is brought to the family home to recuperate from a breakdown of some sort and is plainly unfit to be released into normal society. She then proceeds to wreak havoc on all concerned and nearly succeeds in wrecking the host family.
But you have to assume a great deal and swallow a lot of credibility to make it work. She is unbalanced and no one notices or doesn't care; the male lead cavorts with his artist model for prolonged periods and no one raises an eyebrow, so laden with integrity is he; she persuades her fiancée/doctor to leave town to hasten her recovery(!); and so on.
All concerned turn in good performances. Dependable Ralph Bellamy is just that, and Aline McMahon is a cut above the rest. The pivotal character is Anne Baxter's and I don't agree with the majority that she was over-the-top - she is playing a neurotic which justifies her unsettling, oblong portrayal. How else to illustrate that she doesn't fit in? A good picture - albeit stagebound - that does not warrant all the complaints and criticisms. Give it a chance.
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