Crime of Passion
- Original title
Crime of Passion
- Running time
- 84 min.
- United States
Joseph LaShelle (B&W)
Film noir. Drama | Crime
- Synopsis / Plot
- Barbara Stanwyck plays a not-your-average '50s woman -- an extraordinary witty advice columnist -- who sacrifices her career to help advance her new husband's (Sterling Hayden), at any cost! Kathy is a smart and tough 1950's advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper, with her name plastered on billboards all over the city. One day, Bill Doyle, a Los Angeles detective, walks into her office - it is instant attraction. After marrying Bill, Kathy gives up her career and becomes a homemaker. However, she is not your typical 1950's homemaker. After hosting several cocktail parties in their San Fernando Valley home, she realizes that Bill is content with his position, and shows no ambition in furthering himself. Kathy will not sit idly by while everyone around her is "moving up in the world". She personally takes upon herself the task of pushing Bill's career along, even if it comes down to murder.
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