The third screen version of a popular wartime romance has Hayes as a young woman of noble Italian breeding whose father has arranged a marriage to someone she does not love. Before the marriage takes place, though, she meets Gable at a religious festival and runs away to be with him.
Later, the war erupts, and he goes off as a pilot. When he is reported dead, Hayes, deep in grief, joins a convent. Gable is not dead, though, but in an Austrian prisoner of war camp, unable to get any word to her. After two years he escapes, steals an Austrian plane, and flies back to his own
lines. He searches everywhere for Hayes, but when he finds her, she has already taken her fin...