During Prohibition days, Miriam Hopkins, the wildly hedonistic daughter of a well-to-do judge, Sir Guy Standing, rejects the marriage proposal of an upstanding young attorney, William Gargan. Hopkins prefers to continue partying with her retinue of college-boy admirers, who are southern
decadence personified. Driving in a roadster with drunken William Collier, Hopkins finds herself forced by circumstance into an alien world: a minor auto accident causes the two scions of southern wealth to seek assistance in a shack that is temporary headquarters for a mob of degenerate
hooch-running hoodlums led by the sinister Jack LaRue. Others in the group are the toadying Jame...