Subdued, dignified melodrama based on a James Hilton novel; star Muni felt it was one of his greatest roles. He's a violin-playing country doctor in England with a neurotic wife, Robson, and a precocious son, Severn. The movie begins in 1914 as the physician treats and becomes attracted
to Bryan, an Austrian dancer whose career has been cut short by a broken wrist. (The part was originally cast with Dolly Haas, but when she and Muni had those old, familiar "creative differences," she was replaced with tyro Bryan after three weeks' shooting had been completed.) She becomes the
child's governess, and tries to protect him from Robson, who resents her. Robson fires Bry...