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The Locket Details


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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Laraine Day
as Nancy Blair
Brian Aherne
as Dr. Blair
Robert Mitchum
as Norman Clyde
Gene Raymond
as John Willis
Ricardo Cortez
as Mr. Bonner
Sharyn Moffett
as Nancy, age 10
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
Myrna Dell
as Thelma
David Thursby
as Dexter
Virginia Kelly
as Ambulance Driver
Colin Kenny
as Chauffeur
Broderick O'Farrell
as Minister
Leonard Mudie
as Air Raid Warden
Nancy Saunders
as Miss Wyatt
Sam Flint
as District Attorney
George Humbert
as Luigi
Ellen Corby
as Kitchen Girl
Bob Templeton
as Photographer
Vivien Oakland
as Mrs. Donovan
Connie Leon
as Bonner Maid
Keith Hitchcock
as Orville
Gloria Donovan
as Karen
Frederic Worlock
as Doctor
Cecil Weston
as Nurse
Wyndham Standing
as Butler
Martha Hyer
as Bridesmaid
Tom Chatterton
as Art Critic
Ben Erway
as 2nd Willis Butler


John Brahm
Bert Granet
Sheridan Gibney
Nick Musuraca
Constantin Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Roy Webb
Composer (Music Score)
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Harley Miller
Set Designer
Michael Woulfe
Costume Designer
Clem Portman
Sound/Sound Designer