A highly stylized and overly glossy soap opera which could do nothing to overcome the basic shallowness of the characters being portrayed. Two steamy and controversial--by the late 1950s' standards--love affairs are offered. One is between Egan and McGuire; the other is with Dee and
Donahue. McGuire is married to Kennedy, a drunken louse who mourns the loss of his former wealth. Donahue is their teenage son. The wealthy Egan and family come back to the small New England town where he was an impoverished lifeguard 20 years earlier and where he carried on a lusty affair with
McGuire. They resume their affair again, only this time they are discovered. No problem: they...