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Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). Robert decides to go out for the evening to pick up a new rifle. Leslie's calm vanishes as she awaits an answer to a letter she has written Hammond. He has found a new love - a beautiful unscrupulous native woman Li Ti (Lady Tsei Mei) and has discarded Leslie.Written by
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I know, I know, I know I've been vile. But, I've no excuse to offer. And don't forget this, you brought me out to this filthy place, this god-forsaken place and you kept me here for seven years! Live among a lot of dirty - natives - and dowdy - planters' wives. My youth going. Eating my heart out with loneliness. Trying to make a go of it. And I did try. I did try, for your sake. And what did I get from you? Nothing. Nothing. Your whole life was just wrapped up in Rubber!
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Only currently available through the American Film Institute, which restored the film, this features a remarkable performance by one of the great stage actresses in the early part of the 20th Century.One sees immediately why Ms. Eagels was a star; this is a powerful, emotional tour-de-force which lasts a little over an hour. Little more than a filmed stage play for the most part, this film is a very important re-discovery that deserves to get into better circulation.
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