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New York Times:
Joan Crawford is playing a most troubled lady, and giving a sincere and generally effective characterization of same.
All this is good melodrama and fair entertainment, but it is much closer to the waltz-time schmalz of Kathleen Norris than to the fox-trot brass of James M. Cain.
The film is a chilling demonstration of the fact that, in a patriarchal society, when a woman steps outside the home the end result may be disastrous.
The New Republic:
The production, mainly because of Michael Curtiz's direction, is unimaginative and badly hoked-up.
A class feature, showmanly produced by Jerry Wald and tellingly directed by Michael Curtiz.