Hopkins flees New York to get away from her husband and settles in the Midwest with her grandfather, Barrymore. There she falls in love, but her new beau is a family man who is unwilling to forsake his wife and child, even for the passion he feels for Hopkins. All the while Hopkins is
playing footsie, Barrymore is dispensing advice and trying to keep his farm out of the hands of the greedy relatives who are just waiting for him to die. He exposes their intentions and leaves the land to Hopkins. Phil Stong, the author of State Fair
, wrote the novel this film is based on and
contributed to the screenplay.