then Pete is rescued and comes back, and thinks the child is his and Maggie's. Sandra then decides she wants the baby back and Pete too, as his being alive changes everything. The scene is set for the climax as the two women battle over the child and Pete, who finally learns the truth - which will he choose?
Maugham's version of life in those steamy tropics still engrosses now. It may be Bette's defining role, along with Margo Channing of course Those 'Bette Davis eyes' are dominant here,
Soon: A Claudette Colbert double\; MIDNIGHT and THE PALM BEACH STORY.