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The Locket (1946)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir  |  20 December 1946 (USA)
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Just before a wedding, the bridegroom hears a complex tale painting his lovely bride as devilish and unbalanced.

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Cast

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Dr. Blair
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Norman Clyde
Gene Raymond ...
John Willis
Sharyn Moffett ...
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Mr. Bonner
Henry Stephenson ...
Lord Wyndham
Katherine Emery ...
Mrs. Willis
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Mr. Wendell
Fay Helm ...
Mrs. Bonner
Helene Thimig ...
Mrs. Monks
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Mrs. Wendell
Queenie Leonard ...
Woman Singer
Lilian Fontaine ...
Lady Wyndham
Myrna Dell ...
Thelma
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Storyline

Lovely Nancy seems like the ideal bride to fiancée John Willis... until, just before the ceremony, Willis is approached by Harry Blair, claiming to be Nancy's former husband. The tale Blair unfolds (in a flashback within a flashback within a flashback!) paints Nancy as a kleptomaniac, habitual liar, and perhaps worse. But is Blair telling the truth? And does fate have another surprise in store? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Her Mysterious Secret Wrecked 3 Men's Lives! Not love, not money...but a haunting hunger drove her to lie, cheat, steal. Why? IT'S THE STRANGEST SECRET EVER TOLD! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Film-Noir

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20 December 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

What Nancy Wanted  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First film of Mari Aldon. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy and Norman are sitting at Luigi's restaurant talking, the length of the candle goes up and down several times as the camera angle is changed. See more »

Quotes

Norman Clyde: In the eyes of the world you're a smart psychiatrist. Your opinions are worth listening to, but I'm just a mixed-up patient.
Dr. Harry Blair: And you'd like it to be the other way around, wouldn't you?
Norman Clyde: No. I don't mind being mixed-up. My conscience is clear. I did all I could to save a man's life. You did what you could to prevent me.
Dr. Harry Blair: Oh, that's fine, if you see it that way. I've done you a service.
Norman Clyde: That's right. It's on your conscience now.
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Hands, Knees and Boomps-a-Daisy
(uncredited)
Written by Annette Mills
Performed by Queenie Leonard
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User Reviews

Maltin doesn't know what he is talking about!!
20 January 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie! I wasn't expecting to like it but boy, was I in for a suprise. The flashback within a flashback within a flashback (Is there another one?) theme is so great and is never the least bit confusing. Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mithchum, and Gene Raymond give great performances in this thriller.


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