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A woman wanders the streets of Los Angeles in some sort of emotional distress. She is also under some delusion as she approaches many men, strangers who she calls "David". Eventually, an ambulance is called, the attendants who take her to the hospital, where she is eventually placed in the psychiatric ward. Placing her under some medication to help her remember, Dr. Harvey Willard, the psychiatrist on duty, is able to get some semblance of a story out of her over the ensuing days. This phase of her life begins just over a year ago when she, single RN Louise Howell, is under the employ of wealthy Dean Graham to take care of his chronically ill and largely bedridden wife, Pauline Graham, at their lake house outside of Washington, DC. Due to her circumstances, Pauline believes that Dean and Louise are carrying on an affair behind her back. Louise can see that Dean does have feelings for her that way in his loneliness. The "David" in question is David Sutton, a civil engineer who lives ... Written by
According to an item in The Hollywood Reporter from August 6, 1946, production on this film was suspended several weeks due to Joan Crawford having strep throat. The story also notes that Crawford had cinematographer Sidney Hickox replaced by Joseph A. Valentine despite Hickox having already worked on the film for 38 days. See more »
When Louise is brought into the hospital, Dr Willard examines her and says to another doctor that she's "beautiful, intelligent, and frustrated". However, she's in a coma so he has no way of knowing if she's intelligent or frustrated. See more »
excellent movie; gets better every time you watch it.
i love this movie. it's classic film-noir. the storyline is superb. all
of the characters are compelling to watch. Joan Crawford truly does an
excellent job in the role. there is a darkness in many of the scenes
that adds to the feel of the movie;you feel as if you're right there on
the scene. Joan's performance was academy-award worthy.the movie gives
you the feel of the 1940's...the dress, the furniture, the cars; even
the hospital-medical atmosphere and thinking of the times. the
architecture of the homes and waterfront cabin speak of a time when
things were built with detail, style, and authentic woods. the movie
totally takes you back in time, and i know i can watch it again and
again.this movie should always be kept available. as good a performance
as Mildred pierce; in the film-noir aspect possessed exceeds Mildred
pierce; for film-noir, story and acting it get,s a 10! you just have to
believe that she eventually recovers from her illness and goes on
happily married to that gem of a husband she had.
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