Love the setting of nineteenth century New Orleans, but movies about marital infidelity are usually a turn-off and this is no exception. I do like that it's all from Ava Gardner's perspective and I like the moral journey that she goes on; I just don't dig some of the details along the way that get her to where she needs to go.
I love all the things about this movie: the characters, the actors, the setting, the mystery... even the crazy cliffhanger. But even though I love the cliffhanger, I still knock off a star for not being a complete story. Rewatching so that I can catch up with the new one from this year. If I still love the overall story after that, this one goes up to five stars.