Oft-maligned Hedy Lamarr gives what may be her best performance in this star vehicle tailored for her talents. Fellow European Edgar Ulmer directed this adaptation of Ben Ames Williams' best seller with a strong hand and elicited a fine display of emotion from Lamarr. Lamarr lives in the
lusty, brawling town of Bangor, Maine, during the first half the 19th century. Lumber is what makes Bangor prosper, and Lamarr knows it. She has grown from a naive, frightened young girl into a full-blown woman, and in this new-found maturity she leaves the home of her drunken father, Hoey, and
marries Lockhart, a well-to-do businessman who caters to the lumbermen. With a lecherous...