The downhill career of 30s actress Frances Farmer from Hollywood leading lady to asylum inmate
Jessica Lange and Kim Stanley were both nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for best actress and best supporting actress.
The hitchhiker Frances meets at a crossroad is sweet, smiles a lot and has good manners. He is pleasant to and protective of Frances, and tries to keep the cops from capturing her. A really nice guy in a bad world. He on the road and has a dark cloth cap, a bed-roll slung on his back with clothesline, and a hip flask of whisky.
This is a very good but depressing film. JBs scene is worth watching.
"Listen, she didn't do anything. Sir, sir, she really didn't." (to the cops)
JBs scene appears to have been filmed in the desert foothills, north side of the San Gabriel Mountains, in Southern California.
1 minute, 10 seconds in 1 scene, near end of film.