Approved | | Adventure, Drama
The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.
This movie is very similar to what would become one of Dame Elizabeth Taylor's most well-known movies two years later, Giant (1956). Both are about a down-to-Earth young lady who marries a millionaire, moves into his many-acre estate where he makes his living, and he's at first close-minded until she helps him change. She doesn't get along with the lead man-servant, who runs the house and feels like she gets in the way, like the sister in Giant (1956). Also, she's nice to the local natives, which is frowned upon; she eventually gets them medical care. Meanwhile, there's a man in the middle who likes her, and he works for the husband. In that, Dana Andrews is the original Jett Rink (James Dean), only more contented to be an employee.
She is not one of us and her ways are cold and strange.
When trying to leave Elephant Walk in their vehicle, Dick Carver and Ruth Wiley are stopped at a gate with a quarantine warning sign due to a cholera outbreak. Immediately after, they are shown still driving and having to stop again due to the roadblock.