Foreign correspondent Carey Jackson returns to New York City when his newspaper’s Vienna office is closed and is offered a job on a women’s magazine called Home Life. He accepts the position only because it will put him in daily contact with editor Linda Gilman, whom he once loved. Linda is averse to the idea because of his leaving her three years earlier, but agrees to hire him if he will keep their relationship on a strictly professional level.
The two head for the Brinker home in Crestville, Indiana to prepare a feature story about eldest daughter Jeanne’s wedding to Bud Mitchell for the June issue. Linda wants Carey to write a simple story about the young couple, but he insists on looking for an angle, which presents itself in the form of Jeanne’s younger sister Barbara, who confesses she always has been in love with Bud, the brother of Jeanne’s former beau Jim, who was dumped by Jeanne when he joined the Army. At first Carey proposes they ask an officer he knows to order Jim home for the wedding, but thinks better of it, knowing he will lose his job if the wedding plans are disrupted. Barbara, however, secretly telephones Carey’s friend and arranges a leave for Jim. —Wikipedia