|Barbara Barrie||Julie Cullen Richards|
|Bernie Hamilton||Frank Richards|
|Richard Mulligan||Joe Cullen|
Julie, a young Midwestern mother, takes all the right steps to assure a promising environment for her newborn daughter. She relocates, gets a job and secures a legal divorce. When Julie falls in love with Frank, an African-American man who works at the same factory, her ex-husband, Joe, takes her to court in the hopes of getting custody. Frank is advised to flee to keep his new family together, but instead he confronts the biased system.