The Locket
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The Locket
Setting something of a record for flashbacks within flashbacks, The Locket recounts the mental disintegration of bride-to-be Laraine Day. As a child, Day was accused of stealing a locket at a fancy party. She has spent her life getting even for this false accusation by becoming a kleptomaniac and ruining the lives of those around her. She drives one man (Robert Mitchum) to suicide, and stands by as another man is executed for a murder which she has committed. Assuming her revenge on the world is complete when she becomes engaged to the son of the woman who'd accused her of thievery, Day is… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... prime film noir from 1946, a dark romance that stirs darkness into melodrama with the story of a kleptomaniac (Laraine Day) on her wedding day..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"A psychological drama about a woman with a dark secret from her childhood."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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