Any star worth their salt had a dual role under their belt and Norma Shearer was no exception, playing both the sweetheart good girl and the lady of the night in this drama.
As a showcase for Shearer’s range, the picture succeeds brilliantly. As a film in its own right, things get a bit more spotty. The plot is riddled with clichés and you can see every plot twist approximately three miles away. Still, essential for Shearer fans.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.Bad Norma nobly gives up the man of her dreams so that Good Norma can be happy.
If it were a dessert it would be: Meringue Brownie. Double trouble and maybe too much?
Availability: Released on DVD by Warner Archive.
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