The bitter and cynical Mae Doyle returns to the fishing village where she was raised after deceptive loves and life in New York. She meets her brother, the fisherman Joe Doyle, and he lodges her in his home. Mae is courted by Jerry D'Amato, a good and naive man that owns the boat where Joe works, and he introduces his brutal friend Earl Pfeiffer, who works as theater's projectionist and is cheated by his wife. She does not like Earl and his jokes, but Jerry considers him his friend and they frequently see each other. Mae decides to accept the proposal of Jerry and they get married and one year later they have a baby girl. When the wife of Earl leaves him, he becomes depressed and Mae, who is bored with her loveless marriage, has an affair with him.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
Shot in 1951, not released until 1952. See more
When Mae, Jerry and Earl go out to to a club after the movie, the amount of beer in Mae's mug keeps changing between shots, as does the amount of foam in everyone's beer. See more
All Jerry needs is somebody to look after him.
I'm tired of looking after men. I wanna be looked after!
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Music by Leith Stevens
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