Cast & Crew
Nancy Claxton disappears when her wealthy father is involved in a scandal and becomes a teacher in a small Pennsylvania town. There she meets Eugene Curry, also a teacher. He is determined to climb the ladder of wealthy society, shuns his Mennonite family, and fawns on anyone of prominence. Eugene marries Nancy but continues his affair with wealthy Dorothy Rensheimer; and Eugene's friend Herrick Appleton recognizes Nancy as his childhood sweetheart. Nancy gives birth to a stillborn child, blames the tragedy on her awareness of a letter to Dorothy from Eugene, and reveals to him that she is an heiress. Suddenly contrite, Eugene tries to regain his wife's love, but Nancy announces her intention to divorce him so as to marry Herrick.