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Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). Robert decides to go out for the evening to pick up a new rifle. Leslie's calm vanishes as she awaits an answer to a letter she has written Hammond. He has found a new love - a beautiful unscrupulous native woman Li Ti (Lady Tsei Mei) and has discarded Leslie. Written by Cheepnis

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Blinded by the fury of passion - by the despair of a lost love -- she had not reckoned with

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The American movie debut of British character actor Reginald Owen. See more »

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Leslie Crosbie: It's torture to see you. It's torture ten times worst not to see you.
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CLASSIC ACTRESS IN LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE
24 July 2003 | by (Hollywood, California, USA) – See all my reviews

This Jeanne Eagels performance should have won the Best Actress Academy Award. I love Mary Pickford but her performance was probably the weakest of the six nominees;however, the personality contest prevailed. Eagels' performance was focused and intense. Somerset Maugham's story of murder and intrigue will hold your attention. Film is difficult to find; it is worth the search.


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