A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.
A young girl is raped while coming home from work. The trauma of the attack turns her away from her parents and her fiancé. Unable to face society, she runs away and, using an assumed name, takes a job on an orange ranch. A young clergyman takes an interest in her although she won't confide in him. When a ranch hand tries to kiss her she relives her terrifying experience and nearly kills him. She is arrested, but when her identity is established and the facts of her case are brought forth, the clergyman convinces the court that society should shoulder the blame. He helps her rebuild her faith and sends her back to her parents and fiancé. —Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Progress has Been Made Since this FILM !
Ida Lupino was a great actress and director and was a strong fighter for WOMEN'S RIGHTS which is shown in this B&W 1950's film. Lupino did her very best to show the great mental HARMS that women must go through all their life when such CRIMES are committed. Mala Powers,(Ann Walton),"Cyrano de Bergerac",'50 was a young woman about to be married and very happy and was deeply in love with her future husband. All of a sudden she is violated and she becomes ashamed to go back to her family, future husband or even work place and runs away with all these mental problems in her mind and soul! She becomes a tortured human being and runs into Tod Andrews,(Rev. Bruce Ferguson),"From Hell it Came",'57, who has problems of his own, however, he is able to help Mala find love and confidence and only scratches the surface for her ever becoming a Normal person and a loving woman. Hal March,(Detective Sgt. Hendrix),"The $64,000Question,'55 TV Series Emcee comes to Mala's aid after she almost kills a young man just trying to show her attention. This film is over 54 years old, but it still tells a story that never seems to END! This was a great effort on the part of Ida Lupino to open up the eyes of AMERICA and LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES!
- Jan 24, 2004
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