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?
As this was one of Marilyn Monroe
's first starring roles, she was still under an acting coach and wanted her on the set to help her in scenes. She would stand behind director Fritz Lang
and tell her when a scene was good enough, as opposed to listening to Lang, and when the director saw what was going on he got furious and demanded she leave the set (at the time this coach also worked for 20th Century Fox). After Monroe complained and wouldn't act without her, Lang allowed the coach to return to the set, on the condition that she not direct Monroe. See more
When Earl is trying to hand Jerry money to pay his father's bar tab, the condition of the bills and they way they are held in Earl's hand change between perspective shots. See more
What do you want, Joe, my life's history? Here it is in four words: big ideas, small results.
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Traditional Arranged by Roy Webb See more