Helen Hayes made her sound-film debut in this well-acted soaper scripted by her husband, Charles MacArthur. Jean Hersholt narrates in flashback the story of Hayes, a French girl who falls in love with Neil Hamilton, an American artist. The two move in together without marrying, but their
idyllic life is ruined when Hamilton leaves and marries another woman. Hayes then becomes involved with Lewis Stone, but, arrested on jewel theft charges, he kills himself rather than face the law; Hayes, charged as his accomplice, is sentenced to 10 years in prison. On her release, she becomes a
streetwalker to support her illegitimate son, Robert Young, sending the money to Hersh...