The Company She Keeps

Synopsis: A female ex-convict meets a handsome man and they begin seeing one another. Jeopardizing their relationship is her not telling him she was in prison and he not revealing his involvement with her parole officer.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): John Cromwell
Production: RKO Radio Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.3
APPROVED
Year:
1951
82 min
5 Views

If no-one has any objections.

I was wondering if we might

take Mildred Lynch first.

She a possible parolee and she's

been waiting for quite a while.

Is it agreed? Mildred Lynch first?

Well, if I might just have a

chance to glance at her file.

What's in the classification

report, Mrs May?

Mildred is popular in her college,

though no-one can quite understand why.

She's made no close friends, and doesn't

seem to really like the other girls.

But her manner is so ingratiating

it seems to have got her by.

What was her sentence?

Indeterminate.

At the discretion of the board.

She is still reluctant to face

real and difficult situations.

However, she has to some extent overcome

the handicaps of her early background.

She attends church services.

Catholic and Protestant.

And attends the Alcoholic's

Anonymous meetings.

That's been one of our troubles

with her. Trying to do everything.

Naturally, when she

feels it will impress us.

Such an eager beaver.

Doesn't have time to do her time here.

I suppose we can continue

our discussion later.

Have Mildred come in.

Oh, Mrs Crawford, you won't

mind changing places with me?

This way, I won't be so

much in her line of vision.

Sit down, Mildred.

You are in here on a forgery charge,

consisting of passing bad checks.

Yes, ma'am. But I can explain it.

I thought the check would be alright.

A friend of mine said he'd cover it.

You have a previous conviction

in the county jail in Nevada?

Yes, ma'am.

For receiving stolen goods. A fur coat.

Yes.

But I didn't know it was stolen.

You see, a friend gave it to me.

Mildred. Mrs Harris is not at this

moment asking for your excuse.

That's all passed.

Miss Holman and other

members of the prison staff.

Have been trying to fit

you in to the life outside.

We're bringing you here today

to see if you're ready for it.

I know you'll never have

me back here again.

We hope not.

But other girls have said that before.

They all make the same

promises and they believe them.

At the time.

Yes, I know.

Well, maybe they haven't become

genuinely conscious of their wrong.

A very good answer, Mildred.

Oh, I mean it, Mr Neeley.

You have to be corrected inside.

It isn't enough just to

let your hair grow back.

You know, falsifying has been

one of your worst problems.

Not only the lies you've told us,

but also the lies you've told yourself.

You thought you didn't

deserve to be here. That...

What you did wasn't criminal.

You still feel it wasn't?

I know now, that all my life

I was headed that way.

I thought I could steal... anywhere.

Even when I was a kid.

Maybe I was lucky to

get in here when I did.

I've tried to improve

myself in here, Mrs Harris.

I've learned lots of things.

Yes. We know all about that.

But how do you feel about yourself?

Well.

I'm sure willing to take a chance on it.

I can only hope you will.

Where is your family, Mildred?

Mildred...

Was abandoned when she was eleven.

Alright, Mildred. If you'll step outside

so we can further consider your parole.

Then it isn't definite?

We'll call you.

Wait across the hall.

Yes, ma'am.

Well, what do you think?

She is pretty, Mr Neeley.

I move to grant parole

under proper auspices.

I second that.

As soon as provision for parole can

be arranged by the Parole Officer.

All those in favor, say "Aye".

Aye. Aye. Aye.

Opposed?

Majority carried, didn't it?

Have Mildred come back.

I think she's a good risk.

Sit down, Mildred.

The board has just granted your parole.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

Well, there is certainly

nothing to be sorry about.

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Ketti Frings

Ketti Frings (28 February 1909 – 11 February 1981) was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958. more…

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