This was one of nine pairings of Garson and Pidgeon (starting with BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST in 1941 and ending with SCANDAL IN SCOURIE in 1953), and was not one of their better efforts, although the picture did solid business at the box office. Based on Louis Bromfield's best seller, it follows
Garson from 1875 through 1938, as she goes from poverty to huge wealth. As the film opens, Garson is in her eighties and facing a family crisis. Seems her son-in-law has been involved in some dubious financial dealings and unless he gets a large sum of cash he could go to jail. Since the needed
money would have to come from funds earmarked for her heirs, she calls her family tog...