Herbert Marshall (Stephen Holland)Virginia Bruce (Maris Kent)Mary Astor (Cynthia Holland)Janet Beecher (Mrs. Holland)Marjorie Rambeau (Mrs. Kingsley)Juanita Quigley (Ellen)Zeffie Tilbury (Grandma)Sarah Padden (Dora)Betty Ross Clarke (Alice)Dorothy Christy (Mrs. Morton)Morgan Wallace (Morton)Joseph Crehan (Sen. Kingsley)Barbara Bedford (Nurse Sherwood)Marie Blake (Miss Van Horn - Ellen's New Nursemaid)Ralph Brooks (Court Witness)James Conaty (Guest at Sen. Kingsley's Party)Roger Converse (Holland's Secretary)Hal Cooke (Attendant)
Robert B. Sinclair
Cynthia is married to Steve and is a selfish hard woman. She decides where they will live, who they will see and even gets rid of Dora, the nanny who raised Steve and is now raising their daughter Ellen. When Steve divorce's Cynthia, even his mother is on Cynthia's side. While pleading a case in Washington, Steve meets a woman named Maris and falls for her. Maris does not know if she is going to the altar or the chopping block, but they marry and come back to his hometown. Unfortunately, Maris is the outsider, and being a small town where Cynthia and Steve grew up, everyone is Cynthia's friend and not Maris. Cynthia will use every occasion, every trick, including Ellen, to try to ruin the life that Steve has with Maris.