It is the story of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Despite her husband's affection, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything his wife is not: self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself.
The film was adapted from the novel and from a play by Sidney Howard. Howard adapted it for the screen. It was directed by William Wyler.