While Betty Compson did a Swedish accent fairly well -- undoubtedly under the tutelage of Scandinavian actress Bodil Rosing, who played her aunt -- that squeaky little voice of hers did not bode well for talkies in general. She continued in films through the 1940s but the roles grew increasingly smaller and the productions rather less important. Meanwhile, Conrad Nagel, never the most inspiring of actors, handles his milquetoast role very well and the ill fated Robert Ames is fine as the betrayed friend. All of which, however, cannot hide the fact that Three Who Loved is dated soap opera and very tedious dated soap opera at that.
by Hans J. Wollstein review