Convicted of a murder she didn't commit, Ann Gray (Maureen O'Sullivan) is on the way to the big house when a freak car accident sets her free. The now-fugitive Ann finds unlikely sanctuary with playboy attorney Tony Baxter (Joel McCrea), who already had eyes for her. It's not long before Tony figures out Ann's identity and, convinced of her innocence, runs interference for her between District Attorney Martin (Lewis Stone) and mob boss Smiley Gordon (Louis Calhern). Car crashes, shoot-outs and stolen kisses all follow on Ann's twisted path back to the straight and narrow. Fast-paced and high-spirited, Woman Wanted blends action, drama, comedy and romance for a cinematic cocktail that goes down smooth while still providing a kick.