Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey’s money into remarriage with Eddie. His plan goes awry at several points.
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One of the best Hollywood romances, and one of the best roles from both Crawford and Tracy, who is here at his most beautiful. The film even offers an interesting configuration of class-problems (sometimes simplistically, but sometimes not).