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Directed by Robert Z. Leonard • 1930 • United States
Starring Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel
During the early 1930s, Norma Shearer reigned as the queen of the MGM lot, specializing in portrayals of modern, liberated women. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress six times, she won just once: for her daring performance in this frank, taboo-testing drama in which she plays a woman who confronts hypocrisy after catching her husband (Chester Morris) in a compromising position and forcing him to confess his infidelities. Her solution to the situation: try to match him tryst for tryst.