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The Lady Objects

The Lady Objects(1938)

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Former college football hero and glee club member William Hayward works as an architect in New York City. Bill's wife, Ann Adams, is an attorney who is on her way up, and when she wins a big case for her firm, she is promoted to junior partner. Bill, who has not experienced notoriety since his college days, is jealous of Ann's success. One night at a party, Bill realizes he cannot afford the stakes in a card game, and leaves to see two college friends, George Martin and June Lane, perform at a nightclub. George is a magician and June is Bill's old sweetheart. Then, Ann is sent to Washington D.C. for two weeks, and in her rush to leave, she neglects to pay their housekeepers. Bill does not have the money to pay the housekeepers himself and quits his job to take advantage of George's offer to perform at the nightclub. When Ann learns what Bill has done, she gets drunk and goes to the Club Done to see Bill perform. While she is there, she sees Bill kiss June. Then, Bill moves out of their house and although he refuses to talk to Ann, he will not renew his romance with June. Rejected, June goes to Bill's new apartment and drinks until she falls in a drunken stupor. When Bill returns to his apartment, he finds June strangled to death on her necklace, which was caught in her fall. Bill is put on trial for June's death and refuses Ann's offer to defend him. At the trial, Bill's attorney, Mr. Harper, fails in his re-enactment of the accident, which causes his defense to falter. Then, the prosecutor claims Ann worked to support Bill, which causes her to address the jury and denounce herself. Ann's actions help Bill obtain an acquittal and afterwards, Bill returns to performing as Ann watches appreciatively.