Filled with people one really ought not know. Do not worry, though: They conveniently die off.
First we have Boy. He marries Constance Bennett, even though she seems to have a reputation. Exactly what has given her this reputation is never made clear. But she really wants to marry stuffy Herbert Marshall His father is having none of it, thank you very much.
So Boy to the rescue. But Boy too has a past. We are never told what it is but Bennett's brother Gerald has a strangely intense relationship with him and maybe Boy was -- Well, my dear .... Oh, it's too painful.
Gerald is photographed intriguingly. He has a drinking problem and his scenes, as the movie stride along, are shot in a way that prefigures film noir.
Bennett does a good job. But the whole thing is overdone in the extreme. One has a feeling that if a fly were to light on one of the character's hands, the others would rush to him or her: "My dear," they would say. "How can you bear it. You are so, so brave."
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