Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty ... See full summary »
After taking 20 dollars from his employer to go on a date with plans to repay it the next day, an auto mechanic falls into increasingly disastrous circumstances for more and more money which rapidly spirals out of his control.
Leslie Calvin, traumatized from being the only survivor of a torpedo attack on the ship she was traveling by, eagerly accepts her aunt and uncle's invitation to go live with them on a nice quiet estate. But when she arrives at the train station, no one is there to meet her and she is unable to ignore the feeling that something is terribly off. Is she slowly going mad or is there something darker going on?Written by
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At dinner, when Cleeve is first introduced to Leslie Calvin, he is seen standing up as he politely helps her take her seat at the table. A split-second later he is already seated himself, eating soup. See more »
Must be awful drowning in quicksand. Much worse than water. Water's cleaner at least, faster.
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Elegant Merle Oberon has a breakdown--and can't seem to get a break--in Dixie.
Most of the IMDb reviewers found something to like about this odd little flick, and so did I. For sure, it's not at the top of the thriller heap by any stretch, but it has some good moments and decent casting. The plot is standard for '40's Hollywood (translation: it would never happen in real life) but it gives Oberon's glam lady-in-distress an excuse to freak out and hook up with a conveniently sympathetic doctor, adequately portrayed by Tone. The supporting cast is the main recommendation here---particularly Thomas Mitchell, the gifted character actor. He rises above the melodramatic material and makes a convincing mystery man. Reliable Elisha Cook Jr.--who apparently had a long career playing weird loners with one facial expression--is a natural scene-stealer. The other players are there to try and make the plot believable while leads Oberon and Tone do their drama thing. (Credibility would have been improved if the characters---remember, this is set near New Orleans on a plantation---had even a trace of Southern accent. Nobody noticed when they were filming this thing???)
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