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Joan Century, a carefree society girl, agrees to marry her persistent suitor, Murtaugh Pell, though she is not really in love with him; then, at a party, she meets Floyd Bennings, a woman-hating lawyer, and accepts his invitation to go to his house. She is seen by a blackmailer and is threatened with exposure unless she pays. Bennings agrees to take care of the blackmailer and when brought to trial for murder refuses to reveal the reason for his crime. Joan confesses at the last moment, risking her reputation to free him, and though she becomes a social outcast, she finds happiness in marriage with Bennings.