Dr. Karl Decker is devoted to the poor patients who fill his East Side clinic until he saves Georgi Gragore from flinging herself into the sea. He falls in love with the well-bred beauty, and takes up an unfulfilling practice among Manhattan's elite to support her in style. Georgi is grateful for his sacrifice and his love -- but can't help longing for the man whose betrayal drove her to attempt suicide. In the first of three films they made together and under W.S. Van Dyke's evenhanded direction, Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr bring gravity and elegance, grit and glamour to a poignant melodrama that explores the conflicted yearnings of the human heart.