Lon Chaney, Loretta Young and Nils Asther play three corners of a love triangle made pretty disturbing by the leading lady’s youth and the general squickiness of the plot.
Chaney tries, Young is green and Asther comes off as sleazy rather than appealing. Worst of all, we don’t get the usual horror-tinged, rampaging Chaney payoff that would have made the horrible “wife husbandry” plot worthwhile. Not Chaney’s best by any stretch of the imagination.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Chaney is so conflicted about loving his adopted daughter that he kills himself. The end.
If it were a dessert it would be: Lemon Sauerkraut Jello. Who thought this was a good idea? Because they need professional help, stat.
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