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?
Robert Ryan also worked in the original 1941 Broadway production, which ran for 49 performances at the Belasco Theatre. He played Joe Doyle's character, played in the movie by Keith Andes. See more
At the beach Earl asks Mae...."Where did you get those blue, blue eyes?"
Barbara Stanwyck in fact had brown eyes. See more
You don't know a thing about me.
That ain't important.
People have funny things swimming around inside of them.
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I Hear a Rhapsody
Sung by Tony Martin
Written by George Fragos
(uncredited), Jack Baker
(uncredited) and Dick Gasparre
(uncredited) See more