The New Pictures, Apr. 17, 1950

The Damned Don't Cry (Warner), but Joan Crawford does, in this true-confession-type story of a woman's sinful progress from hard times to easy virtue. First, like many of her fans, she is a shiny-nosed household drudge, bored and burdened with a husband who doesn't understand her. Escaping rebelliously, she becomes a cynical tart with a burlesque strut. Finally, having double-crossed her way onto the lap of an underworld titan, she acquires all the graces of a society matron. Along the way, Joan proves the undoing of four tall, handsome men, including Kent Smith, an honest but weak accountant, and David Brian,...

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