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Home Before Dark (1958)

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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Joan Carlisle
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Jacob 'Jake' Diamond
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Inez Winthrop
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Hamilton Gregory
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Frances Barrett
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Mattie
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Hazel Evans
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Malcolm Southey
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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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Badz w domu przed zmrokiem  »

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$1,390,000 (estimated)
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The Danvers State Mental Hospital was in fact a real hospital, which used treatments such as the lobotomy, electroshock therapy and drug therapy. In the 21st century most of the building was destroyed and is now for sale as condo property. The film Session 9 was also shot at the hospital building. In the 1970's the outdated treatments were stopped and community-based mental health treatment replaced the former. 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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