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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Shot in 1951, not released until 1952. See more
When Earl the projectionist is rewinding the recently run roll of film (around 10 minute mark), he uses a manual crank re-winder from reel to reel. One of the reels is wrong because he is putting the outer film side on the inside of the new reel. See more
Weren't you ever in love, Mae?
Saint Paul. He was big too, like Jerry. I'll say one thing. He knew how to handle women.
Is that what you want from a man?
Confidence! I want a man to give me confidence. Somebody to fight off the blizzards and floods! Somebody to beat off the world when it tries to swallow you up! Me and my ideas.
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