The luminous Maria Corda stars as the eponymous Tesha, a celebrated Russian dancer who falls in love with and marries an Englishman. The couple long for a child but after five years of happy marriage, remain childless. On a trip to Southampton Tesha succumbs to a brief fling with a stranger, unleashing a barrage of unforeseen consequences and emotional turmoil.
The film features superb cinematography by the great German cinematographer Werner Brandes who worked on dozens of prestige British productions in the 1920s. Originally shot silent, sound was added to the film in 1929.