Solid Van Johnson vehicle that served as more of a showcase for a very sultry Elizabeth Taylor. Strictly soap opera style story told almost exclusively in flashback. How times have changed for actress body types; at one point Taylor's character muses '...I'll never be a size ten again...'; and she looks amazing. Bring back curves.
Two and a half stars. You would never know that this film is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's great short story "Babylon Revisited" and yet it has a special melancholy that comes, in part, from Elizabeth Taylor's beauty and warmth and, of course, from Hollywood vulgarity. They sure knew how to pull the strings.