This backstage love story marked Crawford's return to MGM after a 10-year hiatus. She is a Broadway musical star who is so compulsive about her work that she becomes a lonely woman shunned by her fellows in the theater. Her regular arranger quits in a huff, and she needs a new man, so
blind pianist Wilding is hired to substitute temporarily. He lost his vision during the war and will not kowtow to Crawford's imperious demands. The two are at odds often and loudly. He won't put up with the way she misinterprets various songs, and he tells her. (Crawford's singing was dubbed by
India Adams in a very husky voice.) Wilding also chastises her for the way she speaks to o...