Set in the 30s, Helen and Adelle are two women whose sons commit a gruesome murder. After their conviction, they move to Hollywood change their names and open a dance school for girls. Adelle is looking for a good life and when one of the parents of her students who is wealthy takes a liking to her she thinks she's got it made. Helen thinks that someone who blames them for what their sons did is stalking them. But Adelle thinks it's all in her mind.
Helen just buried another friend!
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Did You Know?
According to Debbie Reynolds
, Shelley Winters
' psychiatrist advised her not to portray a woman having a nervous breakdown because, at the time, she was having a real-life nervous breakdown. "She's the kind of actress who becomes the part she's playing..." said Reynolds, "so all through the film she drove all of us insane!" See more
The film is set in 1934. Yet, in the NYC dance studio, there is clearly sheet music on the piano from the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Top Hat
(1935). See more
I offered you my blessing, but you refused it. Now move along.
References She Done Him Wrong
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Music by Charles Crozat Converse
and lyrics by Joseph M. Scriven
Performed by Agnes Moorehead See more