THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE! Somerset Maugham narrates his story using Herbert Marshall's voice of course. The story covers a number of years in the lives of a number of complicated people. It is a riveting story and yet doesn't leave a thing out. You see and hear everybody's good and bad sides. Even the ending is satisfying. And those gowns Gene Tierney wears! Wow. They had some amazing designers in those days! I highly recommend this DVD!