A fairly well done character study of Helena, aging British upper-class (by marriage only) widow, told by her admiring stepson Claud. Set in the present, the picture of Helena- placed against the dreary national scene and drearier people in her life- is of a warm, life-loving woman. John Field, a casual army acquaintance brought home by , assumes intense importance in the life of Helena as she bullies, drives and mothe refuses to let him go. John's escape, first to another older woman, then in marri her realize that she is at the end of the ""last important experience of her life locks to Claud for companionship. An undramatically presented piece of only moderate rentals and sales.