Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.
Star Joan Crawford and director Curtis Bernhardt spent time in real psychiatric wards in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara and Pasadena, observing mental patients as research for the film. On one of these visits, Crawford and Bernhardt witnessed, without asking permission, a woman ... ...
Aren't you going to kiss me?
David Sutton: I had no plans one way or the other.
Louise: All right, then. Go ahead and kiss me. You don't have to mean it.
Louise: I didn't expect you to mean it *that* little.
David Sutton: When a woman kisses me, Louise, she has to take pot luck.
David is talking about mathematics to Louise, shows her a drawing of a parabola, and then claims that the Army wasn't interested in it. This statement is incorrect; parabolas describe the trajectory of artillery shells and the military relies heavily upon them to properly aim artillery.
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