27 January 2018 | AAdaSC
Life in Egypt
We are in Egypt and Merle Oberon (Ruby) is approached by friend and Chief of Police Arnold Moss (Ahmed). He is visiting her as both a friend and in an official capacity. He asks that she attends his station the following day allowing her a final night to come clean with her husband Egyptologist George Brent (Nigel). She asks for a moment with her husband's friend Paul Lukas (Meyer) and so begins the flashback story of her life over the recent 3 years or so, especially her relationship with Charles Korvin (Baroudi).
The cast are good in this film and Oberon is a strong lead character. The dialogue is entertaining and the story keeps the audience engaged. George Brent doesn't have much to do and is pretty much a wet fish throughout the proceedings. The ending is somewhat predictable, forced and rushed but it does allow you to ignore the narrative as presented and come up with your own conspiracy theory. Is that what really happened?
Would you marry a boring man? A work colleague of mine did just that and whilst they are now divorced and she hates him, she found that the grass hasn't been greener and she has been hurt by her cheating next encounter. Sometimes boring can be jolly nice indeed. Actually, boring is one of the worst things - ignore that last thing. My work colleague is a bit weird.