The Company She Keeps
|The Company She Keeps|
|Directed by||John Cromwell|
|Produced by||John Houseman|
|Written by||Ketti Frings|
|Music by||Leigh Harline|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
It marked Jeff Bridges' film debut.
Released from prison after serving two years on a check-forging charge, Mildred Lynch changes her name to Diane Stuart and moves to Los Angeles.
Parole officer Joan Willburn finds her a job at a hospital. Diane repays her by stealing Joan's boyfriend, Larry Collins, after he comes to the hospital to visit a patient.
Diane hides the relationship from Joan and hides her past from Larry. Once she finally finds out, Joan graciously accepts the new relationship but warns Diane that to get married, she must first seek approval from the parole board, which will be under a legal obligation to contact Larry.
Despite all the help Joan has been, Diane accuses her of trying to sabotage her romance and also her parole, after Diane is arrested for a drug theft at the hospital for which ex-convict Tilly Thompson is responsible. She runs away until Larry lets her know that, thanks to Joan, the charges have been dismissed.
- Lizabeth Scott as Joan
- Jane Greer as Diane
- Dennis O'Keefe as Larry
- Fay Baker as Tilly
- John Hoyt as Judge Kendall
- Irene Tedrow as Mrs. Seeley
- Beau Bridges as Obie, Kid at Train Station (uncredited)
- Dorothy Bridges as Mother at Train Station (uncredited)
- Jeff Bridges as Infant at Train Station (uncredited)
- John Cromwell as Policeman (uncredited)
The film recorded a loss of $315,000.
- "The Company She Keeps: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
- Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982 p256