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In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family. Written by
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Realizing too late how you can hurt the one you love
This isn't high drama but appeals more to one's tender side and family life values. The doctor Michael (Rock Hudson) finds romance with Lisa, an entertainer (Cornell Borchers) while in Europe; they wed and in time a daughter becomes a part of their life too. But his streak of jealousy gets the upper hand when he thinks she is secretly meeting another man. It causes havoc and estrangement for them in the years ahead and much needs to be set aright again, especially for the little girl who in all this time of separation is deprived of a mother.
George Sanders as Victor, has a typical role of being the outsider, almost the observer. Here he's an artist, a devoted confidante of Lisa, and cares for her well-being as years pass.
For fans of Rock Hudson this is a fine movie from his heyday of being a top Hollywood heart throb.
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