The seventh and best version of French playwright Bisson's overblown tearjerker (other versions were filmed in 1915, 1920, 1929, 1937, 1948 as THE TRAIL OF MADAME X, 1960, and in 1981 as a made-for-TV picture) features a fine performance by Turner as the young wife of ambitious diplomat,
Forsythe. Because of her husband's frequent absences, Turner tries to quench her loneliness by having an affair with playboy Montalban. When he is accidentally killed in her presence, she desperately turns to her nasty mother-in-law, Bennett (in her last screen appearance). The bitter, older woman
advises her to leave the country or face responsibility for ruining her husband's car...