Well-to-do Joyce Ramsey is the dominant and domineering force in her household comprised of her lawyer husband David Ramsey, their young adult daughter Diana Ramsey and their late teenaged daughter Martha Ramsey. Everything Joyce has done in the course of her marriage to David has been in the pursuit of wealth, prestige, comfort and security for her and the family, which belies her and David's humble beginnings. Their current wealth and status began with a white lie told by Joyce to one of David's potential clients when David was still struggling as a lawyer, that lie which had the consequence of Joyce, and by association David, stepping on the back of a friend as they climbed the social ladder, Joyce never to look back after this and subsequent such actions. Joyce has no real idea of how her actions have negatively affected David's feelings for her, Joyce who is blindsided when David asks her for a divorce in no longer loving her. As such, Joyce has no idea why David wants the ... Written by
She made him pay for the one sin no woman ever forgives!
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 3, 1951 with Bette Davis
and Barry Sullivan
reprising their film roles. See more
Shadow on the wall to the right as it pulls back from the conference room after the divorce settlement meeting. See more
Mrs. Emily Hedges
Be careful, Joyce. When a woman starts getting old, time can be the avalanche and loneliness - a disaster.
A Woman's Intuition
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Bette Davis See more