After his teenage daughter Danny is arrested for the murder of his ex-wife's current lover, Luke Miller recalls his marriage to Valerie Hayden and the subsequent events which led to the tragedy. The lurid story seems to have been suggested by the real-life Lana Turner/Johnny Stompanato/Cheryl Crane murder scandal of six years earlier when Lana's daughter Cheryl stabbed her mother's boyfriend (Stompanato) to death in the bedroom of Lana's Beverly Hills home. Written by
From the blistering best-seller! From the team that brought you 'The Carpetbaggers'! The explosive story of the violent world where a mother and her teenage daughter compete for the same lover...WHERE LOVE HAS GONE goes where no motion picture has ever dared go before!
At the last minute, the producers wanted to add a scene where Bette Davis' character goes insane and commits suicide. Davis resisted, saying it was out of character for the role. The producers attempted to sue her but Davis won the case. See more »
During lengthy flashback sequence taking place 20 years earlier, none of the three leading characters look any younger than they do in present-day story set in 1964 nor do clothes or hairstyles reflect styles of two decades in the past. See more »
Valerie screamed. Dani rushed to her defense, picking up the first weapon she could find. She swung wildly - and hit a home run.
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"When You're Dying Of Thirst...You'll Drink From A Mudhole!" - Valerie Hayden-Miller
This film wanted to cash in on the Lana Turner scandal involving her daughter murdering her boyfriend. Susan Hayward (somewhat of a hambone, but still great!) plays a San Francisco sculptor (with a thick Brooklyn accent) who's work is good only when she's sexually promiscuous. Bette Davis (just 10 years older than Hayward) plays Hayward's domineering, buttinsky mother. She's got a pot belly & wears a "white" George Washington wig that starts turning green as the film progresses. Mike ("Mannix") Connors plays Hayward's boozehound husband who wears more makeup than Hayward & Davis combined (it's disturbing because he looks like a corpse)! Joey Heatherton (20 at the time) plays the murdering "15" year old daughter of Hayward & Connors. She plays the part squinty-eyed, whiney, & child-like one minute, & sassy with a smart-mouth the next while smoking. This is an annoying, unlikable character! Part of the film is told in flashback, yet there's no difference anywhere to be seen from 15 years prior, or the present. Absolutely nothing changes, clothes, hair styles, the sets, etc. This is a great film for Susan Hayward & Bette Davis fans, & soap opera lovers, but I doubt anyone else can sit through this.
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