Directed by Gustav Machaty
neglected film has suffered from the notoriety of its nude scene with Hedy Lamarr: the
Pope denounced it, Hitler banned it, American distributors censored it and Hedy's
millionaire German munitions maker husband tried to buy up all the prints and destroy
them. Hedy plays a child bride with an impotent husband who has an affair but refuses to
go away with her lover when the husband commits suicide. Notable for its use of location
sound and its very stylish, lyrical eroticism and images that beg psychoanalytic
interpretation. Minimal English dialog.