The Light That Failed
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The Light That Failed
Based on a classic tale from Rudyard Kipling, this melodrama chronicles the desperate attempt of a painter to finish his greatest painting before he goes blind. His affliction is due to a war wound and his final project is to paint a portrait of London's most notorious prostitute. Trouble begins when the hooker falls deeply in love with the artist. Unfortunately, social mores forbid their union and this frustrates the wanton woman. Meanwhile, the artist feverishly continues to paint her. The result is exquisite. Unfortunately, by this time, the whore can no longer contain her frustrated… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is unevenly told, but Ida Lupino, as the girl who destroys her own portrait, makes the picture worth seeing."
‑ Franz Hoellering, The Nation
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