"A picture of dynamic power andiartistry." -Daily Variety
Based on the best-selling novel by Sinclair Lewis, this "handsome, intelligent film" (Los Angeles Times) garnered seven Academy Award® nominations and is "one of the authentic masterpieces of the 1930s" (Filmex Guide).
Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) is a small-town, rags-to-riches millionaire, who finds that his money cannot bring him happiness. His unsatisfied wife Fran (Ruth Chatterton), seeking glamour and sophistication, persuades him to take her on a grand tour of Europe, where she promptly deserts him for a romantic but penniless baron. Brokenhearted, Sam meets Edith (Mary Astor), an understanding young widow who arouses in him passions he never thought he'd had and sets him on a collision course with his wife that unleashes a torrent of desire, betrayal and shocking revelations.