A modestly budgeted movie that, it was hoped, would bring Hepburn back from a few disasters she'd had earlier. It didn't, and the film lost about a quarter of a million dollars. Once again, Hepburn is a strong, rebellious type. She's living in the prudish Victorian society and the film
covers about 25 years of that repressed era as she becomes an early fighter for female equality. Her father is Crisp, a stern disciplinarian under whose parentage Hepburn feels stifled. He's a judge and in that capacity judges his own daughter. She lashes out by having an affair and conceiving a
child--without benefit of clergy or a justice of the peace--through the auspices of Hefli...