Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nancy With the Lying Face

Of stealing, a girl was accused
Her ego, too fragile, was bruised
And so, in a panic
she turned klepto-manic
The Locket, with flashbacks, just oozed

In director
John Brahm's The Locket (1946), Laraine Day plays Nancy, a woman whose troubled past is revealed in a flashback within a flashback within a flashback, a labyrinthine structure well suited to post-war film noir and psychological melodrama. (Click on poster to enlarge)

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