Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Originally released in a version in which all scenes were suffused with the color gold, with one object in each scene (such as a rose) normally-colored. This was in reference to the houseboy's drawing of a golden peacock, in whose eye the world is a mere reflection. However, that version puzzled audiences, so it was withdrawn and a normally-colored version released.
Maj. Weldon Penderton:
I'm sorry, Leonora. It's just all this clutter is...
Leonora: What's the matter with clutter? I like it.
Maj. Weldon Penderton: I'd rather live without it. Bare floors. Plain white walls. No window curtains. Nothing but essentials.
Leonora: If that's the way you feel about it, why don't ...
Elizabeth Taylor bends over and lights a roaring fire, but when she stands up the fire is out.
Most prints currently available are that of the original theatrical version, featuring a heavy golden haze throughout that desaturated most of the color. Warner Bros. put out full Technicolor prints after initial engagements.
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