Producer Wilcox offered to help bail out the near-bankrupt, aging actor Flynn in return for the latter's services in this vehicle for the producer's wife, Neagle, based on a successful stage play in which she had starred. Neagle plays a WW II stage star who is uncertain about which of two
suitors, Farrar or Graves, to accept as husband. Injured during an air raid, she dreams (with a sudden switch from black-and-white to color) while unconscious that she is famed courtesan Nell Gwyn, hotly pursued by the rakehell King Charles (played by Farrar). Recovering from her injury, she seeks
rest in the country house of the German-born grandmother of suitor Graves. Blacking ...