Somerset Maugham's short story was turned into a film before, by Lewis Milestone in 1932 (as 'Rain' with Joan Crawford, a much too chatty and literal early talkie), and by Raoul Walsh in 1928 with sultry Gloria Swanson in a definitive performance. Curtis Bernhardt in 1953 did not exactly try reaching for the moon, and his movie is sort of fine, but nowhere near the Walsh masterpiece which is also out on a brilliantly transferred DVD. La Hayworth is slightly round about the hips in this comeback part, but she ooooooooozes sexuality as the ex-prostitute who just cannot help beguiling all the GI's. José Ferrer is the slimy preacherman, but he isn't halfway dangerous enough. Colours are nicely reproduced.