I'll start with the negative - Elisha Cook Jr - I cant relate to him at all in anything I've seen him in. In this one he also does some unnecessary screaming at the end of the film which is characteristically 3rd rate. Personal feelings aside about him, its a good film. Merle Oberon is good in the lead role as someone being psychologically tortured by her "family". The supporting cast are all good, except for you-know-who! Thomas Mitchell makes a good baddie, especially as he looks like Bill Haley, a friendly grandfather-type, and completely harmless. This makes his ruthless nature more effective as its gradually revealed.