|Henry Fonda||Tommy Turner|
|Olivia de Havilland||Ellen Turner|
|Jack Carson||Joe Ferguson|
|Joan Leslie||Patricia Stanley|
|Herbert Anderson||Michael Barnes|
|Don DeFore||Wally Myers|
|Eugene Pallette||Ed Keller|
On the weekend of the big football game at a large Midwestern university, English professor Tommy Turner unexpectedly gets embroiled in a free-speech controversy. When a trustee learns that Tommy intends to read a letter by convicted anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti in class, he threatens the professor's job. Meanwhile, Tommy's unhappy wife is wooed by her visiting college boyfriend, ex-football star Joe Ferguson .