Terry is a Marine sergeant stationed in the South Pacific who passes the day by sending love letters to a girl named Rosemary Blake. When he returns stateside, he tries to track her down but learns from her mother, Thimig, that she has gone away. Barrett, a friend of Thimig's, tells Terry
that there is no Rosemary Blake--that Thimig created a daughter for herself because she didn't have a real one. Thimig kills Barrett for revealing the truth, and then tries to do the same to Terry. The fanatical mother is killed, however, when a giant painting of her "daughter" falls from the wall
and kills her. An early picture from Anthony Mann, who is best known for his nine pi...