Approved | | Drama
An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.
When Don explained to Joyce that Maenads were mythical women who got carried away by their wild madness that they danced themselves over a cliff to destruction. This turned out to be a premonition when later on Joyce with her husband worked herself into a frenzy and at a high speed purposely crashed the car she was driving into a tree.
You blame me for what happened. I knew you would. That's why you didn't come.
Don Bellows: Yes, I blame you.
Joyce Heath: Oh, don't say that, Don. Don't. It's a jinx. I warned you. I can't help it. I can't!
Don Bellows: You mean you can't help being rotten and selfish. You'd do anything to ...
When Joyce arrives at the hospital to visit her husband, it cuts to a close-up of a plaque reading "Mercy Hospital". She then looks up and sees her husband on a hospital bed looking out a window decorated with curtains. The film then goes to a long shot of the building as she climbs the stairs but there is no indication that this is a hospital other than the isolated shot of the plaque. It looks completely abandoned. There are no other people around including Doctors, nurses, visitors, and patients. There are no vehicles including ambulances, and the window of her husband's room is the only one with curtains. Additionally, the long set of stairs is not practical for loading and dropping off patients. Perhaps the director meant the scene to be a metaphor as to the challenges facing Joyce but if so then it fell flat in that regard also.