The greedy Hewitt family plans to buy cotton mill, but how can they get sickly, honest brother Horace to finance it? An outstanding performance by Bette Davis as Horaces ruthless, estranged wife Regina Giddens highlights this drama of moral decay i n the Deep South. Written for the screen by Lillian Hellman from her play. Director William Wyler; cinematography by Gregg Toland. Also stars Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson. Samuel Goldwyn.