I liked the film, if it did feel a bit like other, better films starring Davis as a near sociopath (Little Foxes, The Letter). Huston builds off of his direction in Maltese Falcon and really turns in a nice effort. I just love Coburn. So good at understated comedy. De Havilland is perfectly cast. This melodramatic film packs a punch, and addresses racial issues in a way atypical for early 40s Hollywood. Recommended
Despite some good performances and an uncommon look at prejudice, the melodramatic story starts to wear you down with aggravation as Davis' hurricane of a protagonist starts to get on your nerves. The moral of this competently-directed 2nd film for Huston: The carefree and selfish life has its costs. And unfortunately so does watching this film.