The Locket (1946)

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Just before a wedding, the bridegroom hears a complex tale painting his lovely bride as devilish and unbalanced.


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  • Robert Mitchum and Laraine Day in The Locket (1946)
  • Robert Mitchum and Laraine Day in The Locket (1946)
  • Laraine Day and Gene Raymond in The Locket (1946)
  • Robert Mitchum and Laraine Day in The Locket (1946)
  • Robert Mitchum and Laraine Day in The Locket (1946)
  • Brian Aherne and Laraine Day in The Locket (1946)

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6 October 2005 | MommyoAndretti
10
| Masterful use of flashbacks.
Saw this for the first time on Turner Classic last night and was thoroughly impressed with the successful use of flashbacks that were clearly understood and served the story well.

There was no confusion for the viewer despite the complex storyline and varying points of view involved.

The mystery held me throughout. It was a matter of he said/she said that left you undecided, or at least unsure, of who was being truthful and who wasn't. Even the sequences in the flashbacks were reflecting one person's point of view and not necessarily what really happened.

I would highly recommend this movie to my friends who love good scripts and especially to any would-be screenwriters looking at the correct use of flashbacks in film.

Characters, plot line, direction, photography, acting: all excellent.

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