Olivia De Havilland plays a woman Josehpine Norris, during world war I who meets a man shortly, gets prengant but people found it selfish of her to have baby with no father so she gets convonced to adopt her son to a poor woman who has recently lost her baby. Time goes and Josephine sees her biological son regularly but not as a his mother. Her son's legal mother turns out to be a hag.
Good acting from Olivia De Havilland. So good actually that she won an oscar for her performance as the (rather pathetic) mother. It was a little bit too much melodrama for me in this movie to fully like it. And I didn't like the way things turned. For example I didn't like how the lead victimized herself, and stopped to contact her son and didn't do so until the end (very typical). Except for the really good acting I find it hard to motivate the two hours.
I'd recommend Kitty Foyle, The Great Lie, The Old Maid and Torch Singer in stead if you haven't already seen them.