Some good acting from a stellar cast can't save this Damon Runyon-like story from imploding. Cooper is an international con man and swindler whose wife died many years ago and whose child, Temple, now lives with his brother-in-law, Emery, who would like to have permanent custody. Cooper is
amenable to that, but requires the tidy sum of $75,000 as compensation. Cooper and Lombard are lovers and conning companions, and when she hears what he plans after they pull off a swindle in China, she is angered at the idea of selling a child and departs for Paris. Meanwhile, Cooper meets his
daughter for the first time since she's been in diapers and finds her an engaging tot ...