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Peter Donay, an unhappily married and partly-reformed gambling addict, is the proprietor of the Café Donay, a posh inn on the road between Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. Peter's wife Delilah knows that Peter is having an affair with Sally Murfin, a blonde, gold digging cigarette girl at the nightclub, and she tries to scare Sally away by telling her that the restaurant is losing money. Peter overhears the lie and denies it.
The plot thickens when Delilah tries to drive another wedge between Peter and Sally by hiring Sally's young fiance, Freddie Bilson, as a waiter. Delilah hopes that Freddie's presence will deter Peter from making further advances upon Sally, and she later offers him lodging in a room above the garage.
During a radio broadcast announcing the winner of a $40,000 lottery, Peter and Freddie, who have entered the contest, listen anxiously as the numbers are read. Peter has the winning ticket, and the $40,000 prize makes him that much more appealing to Sally. Will Peter take the money and run away with Sally or reconcile with his wife?
Producer: William H. Wright
Director: Richard Whorf
Screenplay: Patricia Coleman; Ferenc Molnar (play)
Cinematography: Lester White
Art Direction: Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons
Music: Nathaniel Shilkret
Film Editing: George Hively
Cast: Philip Dorn (Peter Donay), Mary Astor (Delilah Donay), Felix Bressart (Johnny), Gloria Grahame (Sally Murfin), Marshall Thompson (Freddie Bilson), Curt Bois (Brillon), Elisabeth Risdon (Mrs. Talford), Arthur Walsh (Willie).