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Ida Lupino United States, 1953

knockkneed's rating of the film The Bigamist

However touching, Lupino's prodigal compassion for interpersonal weakness is slippery. She normalizes irresponsibility, tragic relationship dynamics, and weak communication. Worse, I suspect she blames these issues on the feminine heart; she's far more interested in Harry's right to clemency than the experiences of the women he hurt, as if their feelings were too cumbersome and predictable to attend to.