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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
In the theater when Maurice takes Stella's right hand during the tender moments while the closing aria is being sung. There is a handkerchief in Stella's hand yet when she releases his hand out of our sight the handkerchief is missing as she goes into her purse for a new handkerchief. 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