Set in the 30s, Helen and Adelle are two women whose sons commit a gruesome murder. After their conviction, they move to Hollywood change their names and open a dance school for girls. Adelle is looking for a good life and when one of the parents of her students who is wealthy takes a liking to her she thinks she's got it made. Helen thinks that someone who blames them for what their sons did is stalking them. But Adelle thinks it's all in her mind. Written by
Her friends die so suddenly and violently!
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Did You Know?
The film began production under the title "The Best of Friends," but Otto Preminger
protested to the Motion Picture Association because he had already registered the similar title Such Good Friends
(1971). Producer George Edwards
quickly responded by changing the title to a line from the script: "What's the Matter with Helen?." See more
The film is set in 1934 but the songs "Animal Crackers In My Soup" and "Goody-Goody" weren't released until 1935. See more
Men can be quite a bit lower than the angels.
Referenced in Connie and Carla
Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
Written by Harry Revel
& Mack Gordon
Performed by Debbie Reynolds See more