Cast & Crew
Erle C. Kenton
Society woman Patricia Worth attracts the attention of reporters when she refuses alimony after her divorce. Reporter Scoop O'Connor, interviewing her afterwards, is surprised to learn that she intends to earn her living as a writer, even though she has never done it before. He invites her to a party given by Jerry Reynolds, the author of a popular novel about divorce, and recently divorced himself. Ronny Worth, Patricia's ex-husband, and the Duchess, a former opera singer with a drinking problem, are also at the party. Patricia is introduced to Jerry, who is disconsolate because his wife Amy has left him. Although he writes positively about divorce because it sells, he does not believe in it himself. After Patricia and the Duchess move into the apartment next door to Jerry, Patricia and Jerry fall in love, but she refuses his entreaties to make a commitment to him. Scoop, who also loves Patricia, has been ghost writing Patricia's articles, but when he tries to make their relationship a romantic one, she rejects him. Meanwhile, Ronny becomes engaged to gold digger Vera Lane. Wilson Churchill breaks off his affair with Amy, who now wants to return to Jerry. Patricia refuses to give him up, however, and moves into Jerry's apartment. Eventually, Jerry reconciles with Amy for the sake of their son Buddy. After Jerry breaks with her, Patricia finds a note from Ronny asking her to come back to him. She is ready to reconcile, but in the meantime, Ronny has learned about her relationship with Jerry and believes that she left him for another man, not for a principle. Patricia's life turns into a nightmare: passing through the hotel lobby, she sees a dozen lonely, aging women. Upstairs, she finds the Duchess has died and, in an emotional moment, sees herself dead in place of the Duchess. Later, Ronny finds Patricia drunk in a speakeasy, and after he sees her reject Scoop again, Ronny joins her and they are reunited.
Erle C. Kenton
According to Hollywood Reporter, Roscoe Karns replaced Harold Goodwin and Erle Kenton took over from director Lloyd Bacon.