Having forsaken the notion of a wife and family in order to concentrate on making his fortune in the steel industry, middle-aged multimillionaire Cagney begins to feel the loneliness that is sure to mark his old age. To circumvent the inevitable, he launches a search for his illegitimate
son, given up for adoption 20 years before. At the adoption agency Cagney meets Stanwyck, the woman in charge of the institution. Stanwyck is familiar with the case, and refuses to help Cagney track down his son because it would violate the boy's privacy. Cagney and Stanwyck are attracted to each
other, but this does not stop her from standing firm, nor he from suing the agency for...