This only directorial effort from Lupino never lapses into undue sentiment while offering a realistic portrayal of a woman suffering from polio. Forrest and Brasselle are a newly engaged, up-and-coming dance team until Forrest is stricken with polio. Unable to cope with her fate, she takes
to self-pity, desiring only to be left alone. But through the influence of the people around her, she realizes that everything is not lost. Even Forrest's brief emotional breakdown when Brasselle finds another partner leads her to a better grasp of the reality of her situation. The tightly woven
script, able to inject humor into a depressing subject, remains true to the facts thr...