another very solid douglas sirk effort with wyman and hudson in the lead again. it really is a precursor to all that heaven allows, though the style isn’t as refined as it is in that film which i’m concluding was his best work. i’ve seen about a half dozen of his films and it’s the best of those. the most important character is the one we never see, which is interesting. in this way the film is a bit like religion, but really only the good parts of it. ends the same way as all that heaven allows. really, this was sirk’s first attempt at making all that heaven allows, though it does stand on its own as a solid work.