The Locked Door

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Barbara Stanwyck's first Hollywood-made film, shot partly in director Fitzmaurice's home, begins with Stanwyck being taken to an illegal, floating cabaret by wealthy La Rocque. He locks her in a private room, and, when police raid the club, her photograph is taken with La Rocque. Some time later, Stanwyck marries her new boss, Boyd, while La Rocque gets...read more

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Barbara Stanwyck's first Hollywood-made film, shot partly in director Fitzmaurice's home, begins with Stanwyck being taken to an illegal, floating cabaret by wealthy La Rocque. He locks her in a private room, and, when police raid the club, her photograph is taken with La Rocque. Some

time later, Stanwyck marries her new boss, Boyd, while La Rocque gets involved with Stanwyck's sister-in-law, Bronson. La Rocque and Boyd quarrel over Stanwyck, and Boyd shoots and kills La Rocque. Stanwyck is later found locked in her room and admits to the crime to spare her husband. Boyd's

confession, however, saves her. Like other early talkies, the film is stagy, and therefore stilted and flat. Not surprisingly, this is one of Stanwyck's least favorite pictures. The film is a remake of THE SIGN ON THE DOOR (1922) with Norma Talmadge.

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