In 1920s China, the lonely spouse (Greta Garbo) of an inattentive medical researcher (Herbert Marshall) falls into a romantic affair with a suave British diplomat (George Brent). When the physician discovers the betrayal, he offers her a choice: join him on the front line of a cholera epidemic, or stay and face the scandal alone. Powerful take on the W. Somerset Maugham tale co-stars Warner Oland, Jean Hersholt. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.