Please vote for a plaque to be put outside the house where Ida Lupino was born! All you have to do is e-mail email@example.com. I just did it and it took less than a minute. It would be wonderful to have more recognition of Ida!
Just to show you what a difference direction can make: here’s the attic scene from the 1942 Lux Radio Theater version of A Woman’s Face, with Conrad Veidt and Ida Lupino (you can find this and the version with Bette Davis in the links section of the film’s Wikipedia page). It’s not just that they’ve edited the script to sound less evil/sexual and have dumbed down bits of it (“I hope I don’t have to again” is now “I hope I don’t have to hurt you again” in case you missed that she just said he was grabbing her arm), but… while it’s a painful train wreck in comparison to the subtleties and the perfect direction of the movie, it’s also a GLORIOUS fest of hammy hamminess. Particularily from Connie. He pulls out all the stops and it’s hysterical. Don’t drink or eat while listening. I mean it. We’re talking more ham than a Scandinavian Christmas table.