The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this tear-jerking adaptation of Louis Bromfield's novel A Good Woman, the title character stands tall in the face of small town gossip in order to stay with her already married lover who makes promises to her he does not intend to keep. Matters get complicated when Vergie gets pregnant. At the same time, her lover begins running for political office. Not wanting scandal to destroy his promising career, Vergie begs him not to divorce the wife he doesn't love. The child, a girl, is born. Vergie and her man continue to tryst, but it is far from a perfect situation and back home, he is miserable. One day he decides enough is enough and tells his vindictive wife the truth and announces his intent to divorce her. The wife takes this poorly and her jealousy sets a terrible tragedy in motion that is only resolved at the story's end.

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love, self-sacrifice, unrequited, life, man, Winter, woman