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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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.