Crawford shines, in one of her more complex characters she portrayed. This and Mildred Pierce are some of her finest work. Cukor delivers another gem. I especially liked the interplay between Douglas, Veidt, and Crawford. Some very interesting moments in this film, and the on location shooting at the falls covered with snow really underscores the icy hearts of some of the characters here. A solid 4 star film
I don't like Joan Crawford but sometimes she was a useful pawn for her director. I am thinking of Nicholas Ray with "Johnny Guitar" or Otto Preminger with "Daisy Kenyon," for example. They figured out how to exploit her. George Cukor was probably the first. This film shows his awareness.