Her Sister's Secret
Nancy Coleman, Margaret Lindsay, Phillip Reed, Felix Bressart,
When New Orleans belle Toni finds herself pregnant after a Mardi Gras tryst with a soldier on leave, her sister offers to take the baby and raise it as her own. Thus begins a series of well-intended lies that become a tender torture for the bereft Toni. This melodrama is an unusually well-appointed outing for B-movie king Edgar Ulmer, polished to a satiny sheen by cinematographer Franz Planer, but the emotions it contains are far from genteel. As Toni becomes her son’s stalker, Ulmer and star Nancy Coleman create a disturbing portrait of maternal love driven to the brink of madness.