An adaptation of the famous Dreiser tearjerker about a young woman (Jennifer Jones) who departs a jerkwater town for Chicago. On the train, she meets a traveling salesman played by Eddie Albert. The City of the Big Shoulders offers Jones no employment so she becomes Albert's mistress. They
move in together and everything is fine until she meets Olivier, the manager of a swank restaurant, and falls in love with him. Olivier, in his best American accent, seduces Jones, steals $10,000 from his employer, leaves his family (Hopkins, Murphy, and Reynolds), and departs for the Big Apple
with Jones. The theft is uncovered, and Olivier returns the money, putting the couple ...