Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby. Written by
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Sometimes there's a terrible penalty for telling the truth.
Did You Know?
When Pete returns from seeing his lawyer, early in the film, he finds Sandra's agent in the living room listening to her latest recording. This is an excerpt from the first movement of the Piano Concerto No 4 in D minor by Anton Rubinstein, a great rarity and certainly not recorded by anyone else in 1941. It was possibly chosen by Max Steiner because it was no longer in copyright, but whatever the reason, it was a most unusual and sophisticated choice. See more
(at around 33 mins) The position of Pete's hands and arm changes between shots. See more
Maggie Patterson Van Allen
Darling! I give up! You can paint the house white, the trees white...
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Excerpts played over opening credits
Variations played often as background music See more