|Elizabeth Taylor||Helen Ellswirth|
|Van Johnson||Charles Wills|
|Walter Pidgeon||James Ellswirth|
|Donna Reed||Marion Ellswirth|
|Eva Gabor||Mrs. Lorraine Quarl|
|George Dolenz||Claude Matine|
Reporter Charles Wills, in Paris to cover the end of World War II, falls for the beautiful Helen Ellswirth following a brief flirtation with her sister, Marion . After he and Helen marry, Charles pursues his novelistic ambition while supporting his new bride with a deadening job at a newspaper wire service. But when an old investment suddenly makes the family wealthy, their marriage begins to unravel -- until a sudden tragedy changes everything.