The bitter and cynical Mae Doyle returns to the fishing village where she was raised after deceptive loves and life in New York. She meets her brother, the fisherman Joe Doyle, and he lodges her in his home. Mae is courted by Jerry D'Amato, a good and naive man that owns the boat where Joe works, and he introduces his brutal friend Earl Pfeiffer, who works as theater's projectionist and is cheated by his wife. She does not like Earl and his jokes, but Jerry considers him his friend and they frequently see each other. Mae decides to accept the proposal of Jerry and they get married and one year later they have a baby girl. When the wife of Earl leaves him, he becomes depressed and Mae, who is bored with her loveless marriage, has an affair with him.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Livin' in my house! Lovin' another man! Is that what you call bein' honest? That's just givin' it a nice name!
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Did You Know?
's character in the story says she is 20 years old; but, at the time the film was released, Marilyn had just turned 26. See more
When Earl is trying to hand Jerry money to pay his father's bar tab, the condition of the bills and they way they are held in Earl's hand change between perspective shots. See more
I gotta go. I just had to show you the ring.
Peg, just a second. I'll get Gloria dressed and come with you.
I can't, honey. Joe's waiting. Diamonds make me punctual.
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