Novelist Ursula Parrott's biggest best-seller was 1928's Ex-Wife; less successful was her subsequent book Brilliant Marriage, which may be why poverty-row Invincible Pictures was able to afford the movie rights. Ray Walker plays a slimy reporter who dredges up a scandal in the past of a well-to-do family. In pursuit of his story, Walker romances the family's pretty and vulnerable daughter Joan Marsh. Soured on all men, Marsh refuses to believe that her rich sweetheart John Marlowe is sincere. He is, but she's doesn't tumble to this for nearly an hour.