Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and... See full summary »
Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's secret.Written by
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At the end of the movie, Larita Filton (Isabel Jeans) tells a group of news photographers: "Shoot! There's nothing left to kill." In his book, written with Director François Truffaut, Sir Alfred Hitchcock sheepishly admitted it was the worst title card he ever wrote. See more »
After talking to his mom about Larita and sitting next to Sarah, John's leg and arm positions change between shots. See more »
In 2004, the Turner Classic Movies channel broadcast a version digitally remastered by Hypercube LLC for the National Film Museum Incorporated. It has a new piano score composed and performed by Douglas M. Protsik and runs 89 minutes. See more »
A powerful movie made during a time when divorce wasn't discussed
I will admit that at times this movie seems slow. However, if you take a look deeper at the time frame in which this movie was presented you can easily see the risk that Hitchcock took. In the movie the main character is divorced and disgraced by her horrible husband. When she tries to regain some normalcy by marrying again, the ghosts of her past come to prevent any happiness in her future. Once again she is shamed, disgraced, and helpless prey for the photographers and newspapers who use her high social standing and demise to sell their goods.
A very compelling look into hypocrisy and judgment in a time when both were at their highest peak.
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