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The Locket (1946)

The Locket





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Setting something of a record for flashbacks within flashbacks, The Locket recounts the mental disintegration of bride-to-be Laraine Day. As a child, Day was accused of stealing a locket at a fancy party. She has spent her life getting even for this false accusation by becoming a kleptomaniac and ruining the lives of those around her. She drives one man (Robert Mitchum) to suicide, and stands by as another man is executed for a murder which she has committed. Assuming her revenge on the world is complete when she becomes engaged to the son of the woman who'd accused her of thievery, Day is overtaken by the demons within her and collapses on the altar. The Locket is difficult to follow at times, especially when seen in commercialized chunks on the Late Late Show.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sheridan Gibney
In Theaters:
RKO Radio Pictures


Laraine Day
as Nancy Blair
Brian Aherne
as Dr. Blair
Robert Mitchum
as Norman Clyde
Gene Raymond
as John Willis
Sharyn Moffett
as Nancy (age 10)
Ricardo Cortez
as Mr. Bonner
Henry Stephenson
as Lord Wyndham
Katherine Emery
as Mrs. Willis
Reginald Denny
as Mr. Wendall
Fay Helm
as Mrs. Bonner
Helene Thimig
as Mrs. Monks
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Wendall
Queenie Leonard
as Woman Singer
Lilian Fontaine
as Lady Wyndham
Myrna Dell
as Thelma
Virginia Kelly
as Ambulance Driver
Vivian Oakland
as Mrs. Donovan
Nancy Saunders
as Miss Wyatt
Trina Varela
as Luigi's wife
Connie Leon
as Bonner Maid
Tom Chatterton
as Art Critic
Sam Flint
as District Attorney
Tom Coleman
as Stenotypist
Virginia Keiley
as Ambulance Driver
Colin Kenny
as Chauffeur
Leonard Mudie
as Air Raid Warden
Pat Malone
as London Bobby
Ellen Corby
as Kitchen Girl
Jean Ransome
as Kitchen Girl
Carol Donell
as Bridesmaid
Martha Hyer
as Bridesmaid
Kay Christopher
as Bridesmaid
Ben Erway
as 2nd Willis Butler
Joe Ray
as Photographer
Charles Flynn
as Photographer
Vivien Oakland
as Mrs. Donovan
Joey Ray
as Photographer
Bob Templeton
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for The Locket

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

... prime film noir from 1946, a dark romance that stirs darkness into melodrama with the story of a kleptomaniac (Laraine Day) on her wedding day...

Full Review… | March 24, 2013
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A psychological drama about a woman with a dark secret from her childhood.

Full Review… | November 25, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Locket


on his wedding day to the seemingly ideal woman, john willis gets a visit from a mysterious man with a strange tale to tell. the structure of multiple nested flashbacks works very well and everyone is convincing, especially laraine day. i don't wanna give too much away here but the ending is wrapped a little too neatly for my taste, otherwise pretty great!

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

this is some awesome film noir & it has something I've not seen anywhere else, it's flashbacks have flashbacks makes u really work to get it.

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