Sight and Sound - 09/01/2005
"[T]he storytelling is more subversive and risqué than it might first appear."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In this gripping classic, Cary Grant stars as a dairy farmer whose kindness towards an unmarried woman (Loretta Young) and her son results in betrayal. Malcolm Trevor (Grant) and his wife (Marion Burns) are unable to conceive a child of their own. So when Malcolm's truck accidentally hits Letty's (Young) son (Henry Travers) and Letty is declared an unfit mother, the couple gladly take the boy into their home to raise as their own. Determined to take advantage of Malcolm's riches, however, Letty tries to blackmail him. In the end, selfless love and charity are celebrated in this heartwarming, well-made classic.
This early Cary Grant melodrama concerns a streetwise young mother who is declared unfit to care for her seven year old son. At this point, Grant and his wife step into the picture and become the young boy's guardians. Determined to win back her child, she seduces Grant, but miraculously her plan backfires.