Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.
The film's release was deliberately held back until September 1945 in the hopes that it would find a more sympathetic audience in a post-war atmosphere.
That's what I like about you, Ida. You're so delightfully provincial.
Ida: And I like you, too.
Ida: Don't look now, Junior, but you're standing under a brick wall.
Monte: I don't get it.
Ida: You will - when it falls on you.
In the opening scene where Mildred drives up to Monte Beragon's beach house, the top of one of the crew's head can be seen on the passenger's side. When he realizes that they've started shooting, he quickly ducks down.
The opening credits are presented with a background ocean scene that "washes" the credits on the screen.
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