What a fine performance by Hutton and what a great illustration of how the passing of time ironizes (a woman concealing her (brighter) light to soothe the infantile narcissism of a man: once unconscious narrative (and socio-political: this was after all made just after WW2) need , now ironic social commentary)
(Of course time doesn't alter all things: the depiction of Native Americans is, still, absurd at best)
mubi really fucks up on its stills sometimes, altho they chose one from a great number. I'd like to think there is a poetic side to spectacle, but this is pretty firmly planted on the fascist end of things. though i like to think that with movies of this era its wonky morals create room for subversion. watch the garland outtakes if u can, they're heartbreaking but so informative. Kudos to Hutton!