Traherne (Bette Davis) is a very wealthy Long Island heiress whose life is a constant whirl of cocktails, parties, and wild living. Despite her hedonistic lifestyle, Judith derives little pleasure from life except for her horses, cared for by stable master Michael O’Leary (Humphrey Bogart).
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35mm. Goulding is an employee who zealously fulfills the studio's industrious language; Bette Davis a histrionic guarantee of the "great classical actors" ' executive demonstration and, in the midst of all this forced drama, once again, Geraldine Fitzgerald shows how wonderful and underestimated she was.
This is one cruel film that’s damn near impossible to stomach. Whether that’s a measure of its success is up to the viewer. Davis has trouble selling the syrupy, smiling moments in this weepy, but the scene where she loses her sight in the garden is one of her best.
Mélodrame un peu poussif surtout à cause de l'insignifiance relative de l'interprétation de l'acteur George Brent, mais magnifié par le jeu tout en douceur et en douleur de Bette Davis décidément éblouissante... www.cinefiches.com