John Huston took home two Oscars for his work on this film. He also helped his father earn one. It’s a true classic with a complicated story to tell.
“You think just because you made a little money you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can’t, because you’ll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing.” – Ann Blyth as Veda Pierce