Accused in the arson death of a mill foreman, liberal political activist Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant) hides at the home of Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur). When law professor and Supreme Court candidate Michael Lightcap (Ronald Colman) rents the house, he's first led to believe that Dilg is the gardener. As Nora keeps the police at bay, Lightcap eventually is persuaded that Dilg was framed and agrees to investigate. After finding a woman who says that the mill foreman is still alive, Dilg and Lightcap capture him. But after his escape lands Dilg behind bars, Lightcap continues searching for the foreman and the larcenous mill owner in order to finally clear his new friend's name.
Duration1 h 57 min