Gender battles intertwine with the need to keep up appearances in New York high society. After marrying a wealthy suitor, a worldly-wise woman realizes her mistake and attempts to get back with the writer she believes she loved. But the Wall Street crash, her husband’s ruin, and the birth of her child will force her into a new outlook on life. This is one of Cukor’s first films shot on location and the first sound film of the great stage actress Tallulah Bankhead.