wife Delilah knows that Peter is having an affair with Sally Murfin.
During a radio broadcast announcing the winner of a $40,000 lottery,
Peter and Freddie, who have entered the contest, listen anxiously
as the numbers are read. Peter has the winning ticket, and the $40,000
prize makes him that much more appealing to Sally.
Freddie eventually becomes jealous of Peter's attention to Sally,
and when Peter fires him, he explodes with rage and threatens to shoot
Peter. That night, Delilah asks Peter for a divorce, and instead of
accepting his offer of alimony, she tells him that she wants the $40,000
lottery check. While Delilah packs her bags and makes an uncharacteristic
but showy display of her new wealth, Peter confides in Sally's friend
Johnny that he has made a big mistake and that he wishes to win back
Peter then apologizes to his wife and tells her that he now knows
the difference between loving someone and merely wanting someone.
Delilah forgives her husband.
Philip Dorn - Peter Donay
Mary Astor - Delilah Donay
Felix Bressart - Johnny
Gloria Grahame - Sally Murfin Marshall Thompson - Freddie Bilson
Curt Bois - Brillon
Elisabeth Risdon - Mrs. Talford
Arthur Walsh - Willie