A young woman, Stanley Timberlake, dumps her fiance, Craig Fleming, and runs off with her sister Roy's husband, Peter Kingsmill. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on the young black clerk, Parry Clay, who works in Craig's law office.
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The men in their lives: George Brent, Dennis Morgan.
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Did You Know?
Stanley (Bette Davis
) drives a 1941 Buick Roadmaster convertible; Police Inspector Millett (John Hamilton
) drives a 1941 Buick four-door sedan; Policeman Fallon (Eddy Chandler
), drives the police pursuit car, a 1939 Buick. See more
When the police drive up to the house looking for Stanley they park with their front wheels straight but when they run after her and get back in their car the wheels are turned. See more
Craig, have dinner with me somewhere tonight. Please. I've got a reason.
I don't think we better, Stanley.
Why not? You're afraid, aren't you? Afraid of yourself. Afraid of what you might feel if you let yourself go. Why don't you admit the truth, Craig? You've never gotten over me and you never will. You'd like to put your arms around me right now, wouldn't you? You'd like to kiss me, wouldn't you?
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Blues in the Night
Music by Harold Arlen
Played on the phonograph after Stanley comes home and later when she's getting dressed See more