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This movie represents the best of the early '30s soap opera genre. Based on an earthy German novel, it satisfies from the opening credits to the end. Margaret Sullavan was never more eager, poignant or believable and I think it must be the role that made her a star. Douglass Montgomery showed a promise he was never again given a chance to develop or display in Hollywood. The supporting cast included Alan Hale and Mae Marsh, two of the best actors in the business at the time. In my opinion, MGM got a great return on its investment. This movie managed to stay within the bounds of the excessive censorship in effect at the time (although some of the plot does come up to the line) and although it showed how desperate times call for desperate measures, it never lost its message of faith and hope. I hope it's available on DVD soon.
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