LETTY LYNTON is a better-than-average example of the work of a woman who gave the phrase "Mommy Dearest" new meaning. Crawford is a wealthy socialite on vacation in South America, where she is pursued by charming Asther. She doesn't love him a bit, but he's amusing for a time, and they
dally together. After a while, she becomes bored with him, and the sultry climate, and the lush foliage, so she decides to return to New York. This doesn't sit well with Asther who has, by this time, fallen hard for her. In order to keep her from leaving, he says he will reveal the nature of some
steamy letters she's written to him while she was in an indiscreet mood, thus ruining he...