The True Story Of Lynn Stuart

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

After her nephew is killed in a drug-hazed car crash, Palmer, a Santa Ana housewife, goes to the Orange County police and volunteers to assist in breaking a major drug ring. Atwater, the chief investigator, accepts the offer and soon Palmer infiltrates the dope dealers by becoming Lord's girl friend. She goes with him to Tijuana where they are both arrested...read more

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After her nephew is killed in a drug-hazed car crash, Palmer, a Santa Ana housewife, goes to the Orange County police and volunteers to assist in breaking a major drug ring. Atwater, the chief investigator, accepts the offer and soon Palmer infiltrates the dope dealers by becoming Lord's

girl friend. She goes with him to Tijuana where they are both arrested and the ring smashed. In an emotional climax, Palmer goes to jail and testifies before a grand jury in order to protect her secret identity from mobsters who would kill her if they knew the truth. Based on a series of newspaper

articles about a similar case, this is told in a realistic documentary style. Though at points this gets chatty, the story is told with gritty honesty and has some fine performances. The film hinges on Palmer--had a lesser actress taken the role, this would be just another crime story. Her

performance here lifts the film and is complemented by sensitive direction that works in tandem with the heroine.

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