Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)


The Girl in Black Stockings is a mess of a movie. There is nothing to keep your attention except to find out who the murderer is and when you find out you are left wondering where the hell in left field did that come from.
            The movie takes place at a lodge in Utah. At a party in the woods one night two guests David and Beth (Anne Bancroft) come across the body of young woman. For the next few days the sheriff questions everyone at the hotel including the owners sister and brother Julia and Ed. Everyone is a suspect including Ed who is a quadriplegic. The sheriff finds out David was supposed to have gone to the party with the murdered girl that night. He tells the sheriff the girl got drunk before the party and he did not want to go with her after that.
            Sometime later there is another murder. A man named Fred has been drowned in the pool.  
            A few other things happen in the middle that, quite frankly, are not worth mentioning because they were so boring.

            The only redeeming aspect of The Girl in Black Stockings is the murderer. I never saw it coming it was a good twist. The acting was not very good even Anne Bancroft dropped ball and I think she was a wonderful actress. I was bored almost right off the bat with The Girl in Black Stockings. I only recommend seeing this film if you are a fan of Anne Bancroft other than that skip it.