|Spencer Tracy||Steven ``Stevie'' O'Malley|
|Katharine Hepburn||Mrs. Christine Forrest|
|Richard Whorf||Clive Kerndon|
|Margaret Wycherly||Old Mrs. Forrest|
|Forrest Tucker||Geoffrey ``Geoff'' Midford|
|Frank Craven||Doctor Fielding|
Steven O'Malley expects his reporting assignment to be a run-of-the-mill story. He is to cover the death of Robert Forrest, a hero in World War I, who died when a bridge collapsed under his car. The press conference given by Forrest's secretary, however, does not satisfy O'Malley, who decides that questioning his widow could expose a richer story. The lies continue to build, until he discovers an estate building that may hold the true story.