Synopsis: A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Clarence Brown
Production: MGM
76 min

I'll get one at the Battery. They're much bigger there.

Thanks, Max. Next time we'll play leapfrog with the Leviathan.

Bye, Miss.

Oh, so you didn't go to school, huh?


Catch anything yet?

No, but I will.

You bet you will. When you get home.

Hello, Miss Roberts.

Hello, dear.

It's been ages.


Is he busy?

No. Go right in.

Thank you.

Yes we've decided to put the Carribean on the coast along Savannah.

That'll put the Southern Cross on the Rio-Buenos Aires run until next December.

Then she'll join the Amro Central on the West Indies cruises.

Fine. That'll give those Dutch ships some competiton.

What about the Lloyd affair?

I haven't made a decision on that yet.

He's taking that up with the Atlantic Conference.

Oh, Hello Miss Lovering. You back at work?


She is not.

What are you doing here? You're supposed to be out in the air.

I was out in the air for two hours.

What's the matter? Don't you like a boat?

Oh, it's a little slow.

It's like a man of war.

Like a man of war scared of something.

I made West Point in 40 minutes.

Well, try it again. Go on, see if you can make it farther.

I'm not used to leisure. I want to get back to work.

You keep away from that desk.

You're not coming back to work yet.

But Richard, I'm bursting with health.

Well, I don't want you around here anyway.


For a very important reason.


Never mind. You get along to Bruno's at 1 o'clock, get a little booth...

Yes and order two sherry flips.

And I'll tell you then.

Sorry, it can't wait. You gotta tell me now.

My wife is back.

Her boat got in last night.

We're going to have a talk today.

Oh, I do hope everything is going to be alright.

Why, of course it is.

Darling I can't wait for this whole thing to be settled so we can be together.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Mrs. Fields is in the outer office.

Ask her to come right in, please.

Richard, I must go.

No, don't.

It'll be alright.

How are you, Richard?

Fine, thank you. You're looking well.

And you look splendid. Younger, somehow.

Did you have a pleasant trip?

Lovely. You have no idea of the magic of your name on the high seas.

This is Dionne Lovering.

Oh, yes. I've heard of you.

How do you do, Mrs. Field?

You're even more beautiful than they say.

What did you want, Richard?

It must be something very important if you can't say it over the telephone.

Excuse me, please.

Oh no, please don't go.

I'm sure Richard has no secrets from you.

It would be less embarassing.

Well, of course, if there's anything you're ashamed of.

No, Mrs. Field.

Dionne and I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Very well, then. Let's sit down and talk it over like civilized people.

It's rather difficult.

What is it, Richard?

A divorce?

That's it, Louise.

I thought so.

I don't want you to think this is any sudden fancy.

Dionne has been here with me for five years.

During all the time of the expansion.

You remember, the year you were away on one of your trips.

Through these last bad years Dionne has worked beside me day and night, week after week.

It wasn't until she broke down and had to leave that I realized how much she meant to me.

And I went to her and told her. When I went again she had disappeared.

I found that she tried to avoid me because she knew that I was married.

I told her that there was no need for that because

soon as you got back I knew we could make some arrangement.

I see.. She's been very clever.

Louise, please.

I'm sorry, Richard, but it's out of the question.

I don't want a divorce.

Why, surely you can't mean that.

In all fairness, Louise. Consider what our life is like.

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John Lee Mahin

John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902, Evanston, Illinois – April 18, 1984, Los Angeles) was an American screenwriter and producer of films who was active in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s. He was known as the favorite writer of Clark Gable and Victor Fleming. In the words of one profile, he had "a flair for rousing adventure material, and at the same time he wrote some of the raciest and most sophisticated sexual comedies of that period." more…

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