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Home Before Dark (1958)

 |  Drama  |  14 January 1959 (France)
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Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.

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Charlotte Bronn
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Arnold Bronn
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Joan Carlisle
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Jacob 'Jake' Diamond
Mabel Albertson ...
Inez Winthrop
Stephen Dunne ...
Hamilton Gregory
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Frances Barrett
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Cathy Bergner
Kathryn Card ...
Mattie
Marjorie Bennett ...
Hazel Evans
Johnstone White ...
Malcolm Southey
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Mrs. Hathaway
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A wealthy but emotionally damaged woman is released from a sanitarium a year after suffering a mental breakdown. She returns to her home, shared with her husband, stepsister, stepmother, and maid. She attempts to start her life over again, but the home environment that caused her breakdown are still there. The lack of support from those closest to her threatens her fragile recovery. Written by Anonymous

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14 January 1959 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Badz w domu przed zmrokiem  »

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$1,390,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.78 : 1
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The harsh winter in Marblehead, Massachusetts proved to be a problem when filming scenes outdoors. Equipment had to be de-iced quite often, and actress Rhonda Fleming took frequent breaks, complaining that her tongue was freezing. See more »

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slow paced but interesting content
22 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed movies featuring Jean Simmons,and her part in Home Before Dark was excellent.Even though this film was slow paced I liked it very much and would like to add it to my collection. This movie was viewed on television years ago but never again.It was no worse than other films of this type but are shown over and over.


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