Oddity, see it for early Hepburn curiosity
Well, if anyone ever wondered how Katharine Hepburn was branded "Box Office Poison", I suggest that they view this film for starters!
Not a horrible film, but terribly awkward in places. Racy story elements (suicides, illegitimate pregnancies, adulterous affairs) are handled openly but with heavy moralistic repercussions in most all cases, and ultimately with tragic results for our heroine.
Hepburn gets top billing, is striking on camera in several scenes and even manages to be personable and fascinating. But, as she is the "other woman" in affair with a man married to a woman (wonderfully played by Billie Burke) whose character is not quite as exciting, but full of goodness, I found myself rooting for the wife and not for the Hepburn character.
To spoil it, she gets hers in the end, but it's so predictable, you should have seen it coming from the first ten minutes of the film.
A historical curiosity and oddity. Not a great film, by any means. To see Hepburn in the silver moth get up is well worth the price of admission. What was that all about???? She appears out of nowhere in that costume and we never get any explanation of why.