Two women are accused of 'unnatural behavior'.
The situation that the three leads are in is tragic and frustrating.
Fay Bainter has a few good scenes. Makes it clear she's the HBIC.
Karen Balkin has a bullying physical presence, but is an embarrassing actress.
Miriam Hopkins is memorable as MacLaine's aunt.
Wyler gets some solid performances and doesn't let things get too maudlin.
Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine are close friends who run a school for young girls. When one of the girls decides to spread a false rumor about them, a frustrating and tragic series of events unfolds. Effective performances and a controversial subject are well-handled by director William Wyler. Audrey and Shirley are ideally matched in the lead roles, while Bainter and Hopkins are most entertaining in support.