The Locket

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A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.

  1. Norma Barzman


  2. Sheridan Gibney


  3. John Brahm


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  1. Laraine Day

    Laraine Day

    Nancy Monks Blair Patton

  2. Brian Aherne

    Brian Aherne

    Dr. Harry Blair

  3. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Norman Clyde

  4. Gene Raymond

    Gene Raymond

    John Willis

  5. Sharyn Moffett

    Sharyn Moffett

    Nancy: age 10

  6. Ricardo Cortez

    Ricardo Cortez

    Andrew 'Drew' Bonner

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 25m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 20, 1946



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A review by Steve

By Steve

John Brahm’s The Locket (1946), or “What Nancy Wanted”

Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

There are certainly any number of labyrinthianly complicated noirs, but nothing can quite prepare the viewer for the experience of watching John Brahm’s The Locket (1946), famous for its “flashback within a flashback within a flashback” structure, perhaps the most convoluted narrative in the history of noir. The plot itself is relatively simple: Nancy (Laraine Day) is a kleptomaniac, driven to steal anything that strikes her fancy (the original title of the film was “What Nancy Wanted”). Nancy’s compul... read the rest.

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