Synopsis by Phillip Erlewine
Greta Garbo appears here (in her second talking film) as an Italian singer who seduces a young priest into falling for her. She admits that she had been the kept woman of an older man, and when she returns to her former lover (to tell of her new love), her visit is misinterpreted by the priest as a liaison, prompting the priest to cast her affections aside. The film is told in narrative fashion, through the eyes of the priest when looking back to an early portion of his life. Garbo and director Clarence Brown earned Oscar nominations for their respective roles in the making of the film.
actor, advice, extramarital-affair, forbidden-love, grandson, love, lust, marriage, opera-singer, priest, romance, seduction