All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 1949
Rating: 7 (0)
Director: King Vidor
Writing by: Lenore J. Coffee – writer
Stuart Engstrand – novel
Produced by: Henry Blanke – producer
Jack L. Warner – executive producer
Cast: Bette Davis – Rosa Moline
Joseph Cotten – Doctor Louis Moline
David Brian – Neil Latimer
Ruth Roman – Carol
Minor Watson – Moose
Dona Drake – Jenny
Regis Toomey – Sorren
Sarah Selby – Mildred
Joel Allen – Minister (uncredited)
Gail Bonney – Woman (uncredited)
Frances Charles – Miss Elliott (uncredited)
Music: Max Steiner
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Plot Outline: Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby…
Plot: Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husbands patients to pay their bills so she can visit Chicago; her husbands patience is also tried: he tells her to go and never come back. Once there, Neil tells her he doesnt want her. Back home and pregnant, Neil shows up and now wants her. The caretaker at Neils lodge threatens to reveal her pregnancy…
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
The film begins after the opening credits with this warning title: This is the story of evil. Evil is headstrong – is puffed up. For our souls sake, it is salutory for us to view it in all its ugly nakedness once in a while. Thus may we know how those who deliver themselves over to it end up like the scorpion, in a mad frenzy stinging themselves to eternal death.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: SPOILER: When Margaret opens the lavatory window and leaps from the train, she is wearing no pants nor underwear. When we see her body falling down the hill (obviously a mannequin), it is wearing pants.
Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- In some parts of the US the scene in which Rosa induces a miscarriage by jumping from an embankment were cut.
- Bette Davis was so unhappy over being cast in this film that she threatened Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner that she would walk off the production with the picture only half finished. Warner was forced to cancel her contract and Davis completed the film, ending 18 years with the studio.
- Bette Davis begged the studio to use Virginia Mayo instead, saying, “Shes good at those sorts of roles.”