This is what Hollywood producers in the 1930s would term "a woman's film," one that concentrated on romance, lost love, and a last chance for bliss. Studious, shy Fonda and exciting Bennett are a twosome in a small Vermont town until dashing young writer Marshal appears and captures
Bennett's heart. It's 1927 and the decade is still roaring. Bennett and Marshal roar off with it to Paris where they settle down, live in a loft, and have a child. He becomes an alcoholic and is dead a decade later. Bennett returns to the Vermont homestead to find Fonda, a dour biology professor
and a dedicated bachelor. With Bennett is her 10-year-old daughter. Fonda pretends he's no l...