Cecil B. DeMille's first sound epic stars Kay Johnson (in her first motion picture) as a socialite who schemes to marry Charles Bickford, a former miner now on death row, so that she can comply with the requirements that will earn her an inheritance of millions. Counting on the fact that
Bickford will be executed soon, which would leave her a rich widow and free to pursue her lover, Conrad Nagel, she marries the condemned man on the eve of his execution. At the eleventh hour, Bickford is given a reprieve, and Johnson finds herself stuck with a husband she cares nothing about. He
soon learns of her scheme, leaves her, and gets a job mining. Because she must be cohab...