Barrymore, in her last film, plays a wealthy widowed invalid who refuses to leave her apartment after the building is sold to a local university and converted into a dormitory. She continues to hope that her son, who was expelled from the college and disappeared 27 years earlier, will
return. She is adopted as the house "Nana" by the students, and when ex-Marine Whitman moves in, Barrymore is convinced that he is her grandson because he has the same name as her son. She helps Whitman with romantic problems and during a conflict with school authorities. Shortly before Whitman's
father is due to arrive, Barrymore dies, never realizing that Whitman is not really her g...