In her second US film (following her smash debut in INTERMEZZO), Bergman plays a long-suffering, sympathetic, and misunderstood housekeeper for an American businessman, Baxter, whose wife, Wray, has just died. She lovingly raises his four sons but leaves for Europe when Baxter's financial
plight deepens, seeking other employment at his request. Some years later, when Baxter is again on his feet, he asks Bergman to return. She finds the sons almost grown and delighted to have her back. One of the sons, Downs, has taken a bride, Hayward, who is a scheming, vicious young lady who
insists upon running the household. In one of her better performances, Hayward degrades B...