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Herself - Hostess / Avis Fleming
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In a small Midwestern town in 1905, a scheming woman dominates her two weak- willed brothers. She has her deceased father's will forged to give her control over the family fortune and risks it all on a plot of land she believes will be needed for a factory that will be built. Written by WesternOne

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13 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Never let the heart rule the mind
9 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

The time: 1905. The place: a small town near Chicago. Barbara Stanwyck plays Avis, a woman who comes from a middle-class family, but is now on the verge of getting very rich: she has orchestrated a real estate deal that will leave her with 400 thousand dollars in profit, and she will let no one get in her way, even if it means lying to or blackmailing her own brothers. But the arrival in town of a man she loved many years ago, but who ran out on her to marry another woman, complicates matters. Stanwyck is aces in this efficiently directed (by the famous Jacques Tourneur) tale, stepping over everyone and everything, until she develops a conscience. And that may be the problem here: the ending is a little too rushed and moralistic. **1/2 out of 4.


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