Locket, The (DVD)

A woman who was denied the locket in childhood now turns her charms on man after man as she plots jewel theft after jewel theft.and theft ultimately leads to murder. The film's intricate use of flashbacks has earned it cult status.


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The Locket (1946)
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Entertaining (6)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • Original (4)
  • High production value (3)

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    • Adult viewers (5)
    • At home (5)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Noir ! Laraine Day is GORGEOUS !!

    By Bernard the NOIR fanatic.

    from Monterey Park, CA

    About Me Classic, Stylish

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    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Too Short

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about The Locket (1946):

    This DVD would be a great buy if it has
    subtitles for the hearing impaired, much crucial
    dialoque were LOST because the sound was so
    low and so much whispering !

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FIne Film Noir

    By J.Gabin

    from Pasadena, CA

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Original Story
    • Talented Cast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about The Locket (1946):

      Glad to see it was finally released in a nice quality DVD - it was a long wait!
      Yes! The print is quite good:Black levels are consistent and at times very impressive, and the delineation between gray tones and whites is also often quite good,a reasonably sharp and clear image with above average contrast, and audio track is great too. With the exception of this very annoying vertical line between 34'56 and 36'09 just in the middle of the most important Scene!
      A+ script, Solid Cast(early R.Mitchum), good director and Great Cinematography !
      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      psycological thriller!

      By hemihead

      from the bronx, n.y.

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Original

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        • Perfect Gift
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        Comments about The Locket (1946):

        fine film noir

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spectacular role for Laraine Day

        By Nathan

        from Mountains of Western Montana

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value

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            Comments about The Locket (1946):

            This psychological study of a charming lady with a dark side is an obscure gem. The story is sensational and the strong cast and dramatic photography fulfill the potential of the screenplay. This film merits the full 5 stars.
            The film begins on the day when Gene Raymond and Laraine Day are about to be married. Brian Aherne introduces himself to Raymond and relates to him the details of how Miss Day is responsible for the violent deaths of three men. He claims she is a plausible liar, a compulsive jewel thief, and a murderer. Among her victims, according to Aherne, was the talented artist Robert Mitchum, who painted a ghastly portrait of her as Cassandra and then leaped through a window to his death.
            This is a spectacular role for Laraine Day, who gets to wield all her wonderful charm to mask wickedness. The premise of the plot is that having had a locket taken away from her when she was a child has made an uncontrollable lust for jewels govern her adult life. Through her smooth lies, Laraine avoids all consequences of her misdeeds until her wedding to Gene Raymond. As she walks up the aisle in her bridal gown toward him, the past comes alive and torments Laraine until she loses consciousness—when she awakens, her mind is that of the child at the center of her psyche.

             
            4.0

            Interesting Noir

            By None

            from Miami, Florida

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers

              Comments about The Locket (1946):

              Very good film noir. Laraine Day's role and acting is surprisingly good. Brian Aherne solid; very young Robert Mitchum in a role that's not very credible.

               
              4.0

              Excellent script, early Mitchum

              By studiocat

              from New Yawk

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

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                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home

                Comments about The Locket (1946):

                Good image and sound quality.
                A good noir find. Very good psychological noir drama, as oppose to a crime noir drama. Better script than Spellbound.

                 
                5.0

                the locket

                By davhomcom

                from louisiana

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about The Locket (1946):

                  very entertaining noir

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent Film Noir

                  By john malanga, film guy

                  from Pacifica, CA 94044

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about The Locket (1946):

                    The Locket (1946) is an excellent Film Noir which uses flashbacks to tell the story of an engaging, beautiful woman (Laraine Day) who is nothing close to what she appears to be. The scenes of her childhood experiences are chilling and help to explain the woman she has become. Robert Mitchum is one of several men who falls under her spell. The movie holds up very well for today's audience and the picture quality and sound are excellent.

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