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Mary Ann Robinson, a young woman living in The Bronx, New York, with her neurotic, overbearing mother and kindly but ineffectual stepfather, is raped while walking home one night. Keeping the attack to herself, Mary Ann runs away, seeking to lose herself in Manhattan by renting a seedy flat and taking a job in a dime store. Overwhelmed by people's hostility and her own despair, Mary Ann tries to jump off the Manhattan Bridge, only to be stopped by Mike, a garage mechanic who takes her back to his modest basement apartment nearby. At first appreciative of Mike's kindness, Mary Ann becomes terrified when he refuses to let her leave. Is Mike really Mary Ann's rescuer - or is he another rapist? Written by
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This strange little-known film directed by Carroll Baker's then-husband Jack Garfein stays with you, even with some pseudo-depressive situations popping up every other scene. Baker, wildly underrated in her long career, is right on the mark as usual. Ralph Meeker is outstanding as the brooding "patch-man" with the dingy, cool apartment in New York.
Fortunately, little films like this were produced in the 60's and 70's in America. We'll never see that again. If you read a description of the subject matter of this film, don't be turned off. If you can find it, give it a chance. It's had a lingering effect on me since I was a kid and recommend it with an 8 out of 10. Bravo Carroll and Ralph!
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