Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but believes herself incapable of love following the death of her fiancé; some time before. Wister convinces her that he loves her enough to live without her romantic love and that she should marry him. She does so and returns to Dubik with him. There she meets his adjutant, Captain Denny Roark. Roark is a dashing young man who reminds Julia thoroughly of her lost love. Soon she finds she is indeed capable of love, but it is Roark with whom she falls in love, not her husband. As warfare with the local tribes heats up and as Wister gains awareness of the unconsummated romance growing between his wife and best friend, tragedy lurks. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Korngold composed a title song for the film, with lyrics by Al Dubin
, to be sung during the party scene, attended by Errol Flynn
and Kay Francis
. This was dropped but the music of the song is heard in an instrumental version. See more
Julia Ashton Wister
We can't be blamed for what we want, only for what we do.