Pre-code melodrama about a good girl who becomes a married man’s mistress—for love, not money. It’s a nice production, and the whole thing is done with a surprisingly light touch. The guy is being unfair, of course, but he’s not a villain, and there’s no histrionics or moralizing. It’s also kind of interesting in how it shows us that Ray knows it’s not a good life, but she still runs to her man—she just loves the guy, and love isn’t logical.
It’s possible that I’m rating this one a little higher than it deserves; the subject matter was probably a lot more edgy and interesting to a 1930s audience than it will be to a 2020s one, and the ending is perhaps a bit much. I’m a sucker for Irene Dunne, though, and I always enjoy a good golden-age Hollywood production.