I'm not a misogynist so I didn't laugh at the melodrama but it did move me deeply and it's fascinating how in Matarazzo's films we start the story with the man, are introduced to the woman, and then continue to follow her plight and characterization to the end while the man is mostly forgotten except as the love who keeps her going.
Absorbing. You laugh at the melodramatic conventions and stay for the story. I was surprised to see the great Françoise Rosay in a key role. Yvonne Sanson emotes like crazy while Amedeo Nazzari is bravely stoic. It is fast paced and simply made. I enjoyed it.