"I was delighted with this part because it was a change of pace," Bette Davis said about playing Louise Elliott in The Sisters. "I was always challenged by a new type of person to play." Louise is a most appealing type of person, a warm, intelligent woman who loses her heart to a charming ne'er-do-well (Errol Flynn, in his first film with Davis) who marries, then deserts her. It takes the pandemonium of the San Francisco earthquake and two years of heartache to reunite them. Anita Louise and Jane Bryan co-star as Louise's sisters, whose own marital trials add more hankies to this prestige melodrama bookended by the 1904 and 1908 Presidential elections and enriched by a nod to the dawning women's movement.