This preposterous and dull melodrama set in the Parisian demi-monde may have worked as an Ivor Novello stage vehicle in the 1920s. By 1937 it's just ridiculous, and the treatment here carries no conviction.
The cast is what makes the film interesting. Anton Walbrook at the beginning of his English career, Ruth Chatterton at the end of hers. Beatrix Lehmann looking striking and Mary Clare just prior to her memorable role as the Baroness in The Lady Vanishes.
Two mysteries: why does the database on LB refer to Walbrook as Adolf Wohlbrück? Yes he did revert to his real name for some German TV movies in the 1960s but he is most famous for his English-speaking films. It's as weird as referring to Cary Grant as Archie Leach.
Also, the UK DVD is certificate 12! I have literally no idea why this should be. Can anybody enlighten me?