They should have named this picture "Flashback" because that's what it is; one flashback after another with the tale told in the style of Akira Kurosawa from several points of view. The technique gets in the way of the story--not that there is that much of a story. The film winds up being a
confused picture about a confused woman. Two years later, a better film was made on the subject of a mental breakdown, THE SNAKE PIT. In THE LOCKET, Day is about to marry the rich Raymond when Aherne, a psychiatrist, shows up and warns Raymond to break it off. He'd once been married to Day for
five years and knows that she is seriously disturbed. He tells Raymond that Mitchum, a...