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The Locket

The Locket

John Brahm (1946)



Our Score
A minor league film noir, tightly directed by John Brahm and starring Laraine Day as the little girl who allegedly stole a locket and whose kleptomania as a woman leads to murder, suicide and nervous breakdowns for everyone around her. Every flashbacked scene is a crisis, every performance over the top. Ms Day, a devout Mormon who never smoked or drank coffee, was on loan to RKO from MGM, where getting engaged to Dr Kildare (played by Lew Ayres) had made her a star. Here she is convincingly neurotic, while Robert Mitchum gives her solid support as the first of her men to crack.


A man receives a visit moments before his wedding from a stranger who claims to be his fiancee's ex-husband. The mysterious man warns him not to go through with the wedding, recounting a terrible story of the bride's deceitful nature and criminal ways. Melodrama, with Robert Mitchum, Laraine Day and Brian Aherne.

Cast & Crew

Nancy Laraine Day
Norman Clyde Robert Mitchum
Dr Blair Brian Aherne
John Willis Gene Raymond
Nancy, aged 10 Sharyn Moffett
Mr Bonner Ricardo Cortez
Lord Wyndham Henry Stephenson
Mrs Willis Katherine Emery
Mr Wendall Reginald Denny
Mrs Bonner Fay Helm
Mrs Monks Helene Thimig
Director John Brahm
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd Available on: Available on DVD


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