Another in a substantial series of vehicles for aging actresses who still possess some box-office drawing power, this film, while following the "which one is the psychotic killer?" formula, deviates from others scripted by Farrell, such as WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962) and HUSH,
HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (1965). It contains a number of Hollywood insider jokes (one is the employment of Fatty Arbuckle's divorced wife in a small role) and it effectively recreates an interesting bygone era. Opening with a 1930s-newsreel style title sequence, the picture recounts the travails of
the mothers (Reynolds and Winters) of two Leopold-Loeb-like convicted killers. Chased ...