Ronald Colman is a London lawyer, a solid citizen who is conservative in every aspect of his life: his business, his marriage, and his personal ethics. He has been happily, if sleepily, married to Kay Francis for seven years. Then the itch settles in and Colman finds himself having an
affair with a shopgirl, Phyllis Barry, while his wife is away on a trip. It begins casually enough but gets much more passionate. When Colman tells Barry that he must end the affair as he wants to make his marriage work, Barry commits suicide. A scandal erupts and Colman must testify in court, an
action that ruins his good name. He will not sully the dead girl's reputation even though...