Swedish actress Hasso took on producing chores as well for this film, which combines two short stories by Balzac and de Maupassant with less than successful results. The stories are connected by an unneeded bridge: Hasso reading short stories on the night before she is to wed Langford.
First is Balzac's tale "La Grande Breteche." A couple lives in an abandoned French castle. Hasso, the wife, takes a lover. One night when she is with this man, her husband (Langford again) comes home. The lover hides in a closet and the suspicious Langford has his hideaway bricked up, thus sealing
the lover to certain death. Next is de Maupassant's "The Old Maid," which concerns a yo...