Maurice and Stella Trent are happily married. When Maurice is crippled in an airplane crash, he and his mother send for his brother Colin to come help keep Stella busy. He is to show her a good time during what promises to be a 5 month recovery before an operation will allow Maurice to walk again. Stella and Colin become very close, and things come to a boil when Maurice believes his life may not be worth living any longer after all.
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
A daring story - a superb cast - a gripping motion picture everyone should see.
Did You Know?
The W. Somerset Maugham play this film is based on, "The Scarlet Flame", opened on Broadway on November 19, 1929 at the Henry Miller Theatre and ran for 24 performances. A revival in 1952 also ran for only 24 performances. See more
The first time we see Maurice in his bed after the accident and his nurse goes to his side we see Maurice is lying neatly under the covers with his arms above the covers but straight to his side, hands clutched. In the next shot his pajamas and the bed covers are askew and he is nervously wringing his fingers as his hands rest on his chest. See more
Version of The Sacred Flame
Tristan und Isolde
Written by Richard Wagner
The ending is performed at the opera, with the singing role of Isolde unidentified See more