saw this many years ago once and it always stuck in my head, though i didn’t remember any of the details of the film. the three male leads are all good in their roles and great actors on the whole. it’s fun to see preston, milland, and cooper in a great film that predates their best known films like dial m for murder, music man, and meet john doe. cooper shines when the role is right, but i don’t think he was a strong enough actor to make a bad movie good. here the role is right and he turns in a nice performance. it’s a strong screenplay and it’s pulled off well overall.