It's Christmas and Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett) is a mother in chaos: her husband's in Europe for work, her father-in-law lives with the family, and her 17-year-old daughter is wild and uncontrolled. When Lucia tries to break up her daughter's affair with an older man, he turns up at their suburban home for money... and is promptly murdered. Did her daughter kill him? And to what lengths will Lucia go to cover up this crime? A noir of almost unbearable tension from famed director Max Ophul's. Featuring a brilliant performance by Joan Bennett, who is the subject of Karina Longworth's newest acclaimed podcast, Love is a Crime. Please don't miss this incredibly rare screening.
35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress