Friday, October 16, 2009


October 17th, 2009
Obsession Series

3:00 PM

Dir. Fritz Lang (Sweden, 1952) 105 mins

Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. She moves in with her brother Joe (Keith Andes) and although he is not happy to see her, and fears that his love Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) may wind up like Mae, he accepts her back into the family. Mae dates and then marries Jerry (Paul Douglas), a simple but hard working fisherman. She also has her eye on his friend, Earl Pfeiffer (Robert Ryan), a film projectionist. Earl makes his feelings known to Mae as well, and though he is married, pursues her. Mae and Jerry have a baby which brings her much joy; however she remains restless, and can’t help being drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

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