In a hospital, nightclub singer Angie Evans, her face bandaged, recounts the events that brought her there.

Angie becomes involved with aspiring singer Ken Conway. Her agent Mike Dawson helps Ken and piano accompanist Steve Anderson secure a spot on a radio show singing cowboy songs. Ken sings a ballad on the day that Angie, now his wife, gives birth to their daughter. Ken’s performance earns him a new career opportunity.

Ken soon achieves great success, gaining popularity and wealth, while Angie stays home. With her career at a standstill, she begins to drink. Ken counts on her to present a sophisticated image for his new high-society friends and contacts, but her alcoholism worsens, so secretary Martha Gray comes to Ken’s aid.

Angie is certain that Ken and Martha are having an affair. Steve tries to intervene on Angie’s behalf, but he can see that Martha has fallen in love with Ken.

Angie neglects her child, continues to drink, and then creates a scene at a party. Ken asks for a divorce and custody. Mike helps Angie find work in a club. She is determined to stay sober in order to regain custody of her daughter. Instead, she finds herself in a bar and wakes the next morning in the apartment of strangers who had found her unconscious on their stairs.

Angie kidnaps her daughter from the park and takes her to a house in the country where Angie dutifully gives the child dinner and puts her to bed. After she sings her daughter to sleep, Angie forgets a lit cigarette in the room. She begins to drink and indulges in memories before the child’s shouts finally alert her to the fire. Angie rescues her daughter from the flames but suffers serious facial burns.

Realizing that she has hit rock bottom, Angie is positive that she can move forward happily. Ken has talked with her doctor and wishes to try to support her.


Susan Hayward as Angie Evans (singing dubbed by Peg LaCentra)
Lee Bowman as Ken Conway (singing dubbed by Hal Derwin)
Eddie Albert as Steve Anderson
Marsha Hunt as Martha Gray
Carl Esmond as Dr. Lorenz
Carleton G. Young as Fred Elliott
Charles D. Brown as Michael Dawson
Janet Murdoch as Miss Kirk, baby Angelica’s nanny
Sharyn Payne as Angelica “Angel” Conway
Robert Shayne as Mr. Gordon
Erville Alderson as Farmer at Fire (uncredited)
Lee Shumway as Benson - Doorman (uncredited)




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