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The murder of gangster Nick Prenta touches off an investigation of mysterious socialite Lorna Hansen Forbes, who seems to have no past, and has now disappeared. In flashback, we see the woman's anonymous roots; her poor working-class marriage, which ends in tragedy and her determination to find "better things." Soon finding that sex appeal is her only salable commodity, she climbs from man to man toward the center of a nationwide crime syndicate...a very perilous position. Written by
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An energetic film about a woman (one of Joan Crawford's best parts) who leaves her family and gets involved with a gambling syndicate. It's surprisingly good thanks to the pace and direction which keeps the focus on the main characters, all of whom become or already are corrupted by money, crime, society, or their own jaded world views. She had been watching the "American Dream" slip by with her tightwad husband who's played in an outstanding role by Richard Egan. It could get stereotyped and clichéd but doesn't thanks to the fine acting throughout by David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith, and of course Joan Crawford, who, though she was in her mid 40's, carried a role off that was sexy and ambitious.
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