Scorned and Swindled

Scorned and Swindled is a 1984 American TV film. It was based on a true story.[1]



The New York Times called it "a fascinating slice of Americana on the seamier side... This is a strange, rather offbeat exercise for a television movie. There is no uplifting ending. There is no inspirational message. There is only the unsettling smell of vaguely unpleasant realities. Paul Wendkos directs with an unerring ability to make the decidedly bizarre seem almost comfortably commonplace. The performances are quite good, and Miss Weld is even more than that."[2]


  1. MOVIES OF THE WEEK Los Angeles Times 7 Oct 1984: ab3.
  2. TV REVIEW; 'SCORNED AND SWINDLED' HAS A BASIS IN REALITY O'Connor, John J. New York Times9 Oct 1984: C.17.
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