Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.
Barbara Stanwyck was the second choice for Mae Doyle and received an offer to do the film only after Joan Crawford had turned down the role. Despite not being the first choice for the role, Stanwyck turned in a notable performance and her acting in this film is one of the best regarded of her career.
Nobody wants kids around... they clutter up the house.
During the tavern scene, Mae and Jerry watch the moon rise over the ocean. The film takes place in Monterey, California, which is on the West coast, where the moon rises over the hills, and sets on the ocean.
and introducing Keith Andes