|Claudette Colbert||Nora Trinell|
|John Payne||Dan Hopkins|
|John Sheppard||Dewey Roberts|
Presidential candidate Dewey Roberts is about to address his supporters at a banquet in Washington, D.C. In the audience, Roberts' childhood teacher, Nora Trinell, is waiting to greet him and is reminiscing about her years educating the impressionable young Roberts. Nora reflects back on her marriage to fellow teacher Dan Hopkins and to his ill-fated decision to fight for the Canadian army in World War I.