Wealthy, sensitive Grant marries Francis, who is everything he isn't--tenacious, scheming, and pathologically possessive. Lombard, a beautiful, lonely widow, takes a summer cottage near Grant's estate and he falls desperately in love with her. A short time later he asks Francis for a
divorce but she adamantly refuses. Francis fights viciously to hold on to her man, not out of love, but for his money. Grant keeps pushing her for the divorce and she finally seems to relent, telling him that she will get the decree in Paris, but then she goes to the City of Light with Grant's
super-wealthy parents, Coburn and Walker, doing everything in her power to ingratiate herself...