An unfaithful wife is accused of her invalid husbands murder in this powerful adaptation of W. Somerset Maughams controversial 1928 stage play The Sacred Flame, starring Josephine Hutchinson, George Brent and Colin Clive. Shortly after his marriage to Stella (Hutchinson), wealthy aviator Maurice Trent (Clive) loses the use of his legs in a crippling accident. Deceived into believing hell walk again, Maurice asks his brother Colin (Brent) to escort Stella about town until hes well. But when the two fall in love and Maurice suddenly dies, his suspicious nurse (Peggy Wood) declares it an unnatural death and accuses Stella of murder. First filmed in 1929, The Right to Live could not use Maughams original denouement, as mercy killings were no longer allowed by the Production Code. Instead, the filmmakers came up with an O. Henry twist, which surprised audiences while keeping the plays impact intact.