The films of Gloria Grahame

Good at Being Bad: The films of Gloria Grahame.

It is the title of a series  of  films featuring Gloria Grahame showing at the National Film Theatre. Nothing to do with Old Women and Film but I needed  to signal In a Lonely Place,(1950) dir. Nicholas Ray  to people interested in male violence and women.

The information leaflet and the talk in Screen 1 mentioned the  ‘paranoia , distrust and treachery… in the times of the anti red witch hunt ‘ as the background to the film.

I found an interesting study of male jealousy,  violence , the lure of celebrity, the reaction of a woman to violence. In these days when the cover up of the abuse by powerful men in many institutions  – including Hollywood – is  being  publicised it is an interesting film to discuss.





About rinaross

Born in 1935. MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Westminster 1998. Studying the representation of older women in film since then.
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