Ayn Rand scripted this adaptation of her own 1943 blockbuster, which did not help to clarify her obtuse Freudian symbols and her own philosophy of Objectivism. Cooper stars as Rand's hero, a single-minded architect who will not compromise his designs. Cooper is working another job rather
than knuckle under to a design firm's stipulations when he meets architecture critic Neal. The two fall in love, but Cooper suddenly leaves Neal in the lurch when he heads for New York to take a commission. She rebounds into the arms of Massey, the arrogant, filthy rich publisher of The Banner
which attacks Cooper's radical buildings once the architect's star has risen. But...