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
Helen just buried another friend!
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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. Yet, in the NYC dance studio, there is clearly sheet music on the piano from the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Top Hat
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I offered you my blessing, but you refused it. Now move along.
References The Black Cat
Oh, You Nasty Man
Written by Ray Henderson
, Jack Yellen
& Irving Caesar
Performed by Robbi Morgan See more