Joan Crawford and Henry Fonda - can't see it.
I may be all wrong here, but I just don't see any screen attraction with these two great actors. Can't even see them together as a couple at all on the silver screen. Very different personalities.
This is not a commentary about the end of the movie, just saying that I can't see a very strong personalilty like Joan Crawford falling for a generally quiet, everyman personality like Henry Fonda. I also can't see her falling for the married Dana Andrews character, as she just didn't seem, at that time in her career, like the vulnerable woman who would involve herself in a situation where it was iffy. Her screen persona then seemed much too strong. I'm not sure this was the best part for Joan to play, though she was extemely good. In a different movie I could see her with Dana Andrews much more than Henry Fonda, though I love all three as wonderful actors. Just an observstion.