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Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary existence changes when she encounters Burt Hansen a charismatic younger man. As Burt successfully woos her and wins her hand in marriage, rumors begin to surface that Millicent's newfound beau is in fact a deranged maniac. Things grow even more complicated for Millicent when a woman claiming to be Hansen's first wife shows up. As Burt begins to lose control of himself, Millicent ponders the most radical of actions against her husband. Written by
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[after meeting Milly's landlady, Liz, who is sporting a garishly "loud" Hawaiian-type, floral shirt]
Who's the character?
Liz Eckhardt. She's the manager.
Is she always dressed for Halloween? In the middle of the summer?
That happens to be one of her most conservative outfits!
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Opening credits are shown over a background of...... leaves. See more »
Robert Aldrich, Joan Crawford and eerie direction equal a classic film, and do not miss. In fact, I woke up at 5 A.M. to watch Crawford (for the third time) in this intriguing and provocative film.
Crawford is simply amazing, and really becomes a New England spinster, displaced in 1950's Los Angeles, who, per chance meets a young (and seemingly normal ) war veteran, well-portrayed by a dashing, yet strange Cliff Robertson.
Joan again delivers, as a woman used to living alone, working as a typist, and eventually meeting an interesting younger man. Look for veteran character actress Ruth Donnelly as Liz, Joan's landlady who hopes she will find true love with Robertson. Robertson is oddly menacing and believable in this story as well.
Aldrich and his direction are superb. The cinematography, abstract camera angles at the beach, and bizarre scenes, are classic. This film was produced in the late 1950's, and very ahead of its time. Highly recommended. 9/10.
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