You gave him up for a square-cut diamond and a sable coat uttered Somerset Maughm to an insincere and duplicitous wealth chasing woman. These words described the gold digging female in a 1946 movie titled The Razor’s Edge. The acquisitive, materialistic, status seeking character played by Gene Tierney dumped Larry Darrell.
Larry Darrell was not ambitious enough for her, so she married a wealthy man having two children with a guy she did not love. Larry departed for India securing the services of a spiritual guru and experiencing a transcendent one with God moment high in the mountains.
The film’s title implies that finding spiritual purity and salvation is as challenging as walking on a sharp razor.