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
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Did You Know?
Originally, the film had a different, much longer ending, in which Errol Flynn
's character takes the plane out for the impossible mission and dies, allowing the married couple (Ian Hunter
and Kay Francis
) to be reconciled, thereby also satisfying the Production Code. However, by the time of the preview, Flynn had become such a hot box office property with female moviegoers, the ending was re-shot with Ian Hunter nobly sacrificing himself allowing Flynn to have the fadeout clinch. See more
Julia Ashton Wister
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