After Steve Merrick has his first story published, he
proposes to his girl friend Anne, who refuses on the
grounds that she loves him for all the wrong reasons.
They finally agree to marry for one year, stipulating
that if they are not happy at that time, they will separate.
After one year, Steve and Anne are still happy. Steve,
however, is jealous of Anne's friend, Gilbert Morrell,
a publisher who urges Steve to give up his day job and
concentrate on writing. Against Steve's wishes, Anne
gets a job at their friend Biney Hatfield's Paramount
theater, and Steve quits his job. Steve writes at home,
but becomes frustrated with household chores and with
relying on his wife for an allowance. He becomes suspicious
when Anne spends evenings after work with Gil, and angrily
decides to throw a going-away party for their neighbor,
Luella May Carroll, who has been trying to seduce him
for months. Anne confides in Gil that she is pregnant,
but she does not want Steve to know. Gil gives her some
money as a loan so she can quit work if she needs to.
When Anne gets home she finds their friends there, but
no Steve, who eventually comes in with Luella. He is
angry because he feels like a "kept man."
When Anne shows him the check from Gil, telling him
it is his first payment for his book, he sees it is
made out to her and accuses her of having an affair.
They separate but after three months meet again to sell
their apartment, and make plans to divorce so Anne can
marry Gil. While showing the apartment, they realize
they are still in love, however, and reunite, with Steve
delighted at the prospect of becoming a father.