Blue Gardenia, on Ann Sothern's day, with Anne Baxter and Richard Conte. Baxter gets drunk and ends up in lecherous Raymond Burr's apartment. In repelling his advances, she picks up a fireplace poker. We see a mirror break.
Next thing we know, Baxter is rushing out of the apartment, without her shoes. In the morning, the newspaper reports that Burr has been murdered with a fireplace poker. She thinks she killed him.
Well, we all know she didn't, because earlier in the movie, Burr gets a frantic phone call from a spurned lover, so we know that this other woman did it. We find out for sure when the police visit the music store where she works. They're not looking for her but she thinks they are, and she cuts her wrist in the employee restroom.
So we're supposed to believe that Baxter was passed out in Burr's apartment while he was being murdered, and that she left the apartment without noticing his body? Or are we supposed to believe that she awoke and left and he was still alive? And she ran out without encountering him at all?
Either way, it makes no sense, and it kinda ticked me off -- it's messy.
Other than that, the movie was fine. Or okay. I can't warm to Anne Baxter. She'll always be Eve Harrington to me.