Tempestuous, ambitious concert pianist Sandra Kovac (Mary Astor) shares a bond with down-to-earth Maggie Van Allen (Bette Davis) and her little boy, Pete. Sandra's chic New York friends can't imagine what the two women have in common. What they don't know is that Pete is Sandra's son - and the son of the heroic aviator (George Brent) both women love. Powerful emotions rage against a backdrop of powerful music in the film that earned Astor for her tour-de-force performance opposite the legendary star who always gives a tour-de-force performance. Join two great actresses for the story of a great passion, a great sacrifice.. .and a great lie.