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Status: Released

Runtime: 85

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Language: en

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5.6/10 (4 votes)


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


Her Mysterious Secret Wrecked 3 Men's Lives! Not love, not money...but a haunting hunger drove her to lie, cheat, steal. Why? IT'S THE STRANGEST SECRET EVER TOLD!


Director: John Brahm
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Laraine Day

Laraine Day
as Nancy Monks Blair Pat…

Brian Aherne

Brian Aherne
as Dr. Harry Blair

Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum
as Norman Clyde

Gene Raymond

Gene Raymond
as John Willis

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A review by felixxx999

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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