Garbo had just had a smash hit with QUEEN CHRISTINA when she went into this rather standard W. Somerset Maugham love story, bringing the tale her great mystique and her great talent, and making more of it than what the material provides. Garbo marries Marshall, a physician, and journeys
with him to China, where his practice keeps him too busy to occupy Garbo's bed. She meets Brent, a political attache who has plenty of leisure time, and they spend that time together. Marshall discovers the love affair and confronts the couple. He tells Garbo that he must go into the interior,
where a cholera epidemic has broken out, and she can either accompany him or stay with Bre...