Features Jimmy Stewart, and Ann Harding. A workaholic lawyer worries over his sick son, while rejecting his divorced wife. Time marches on, the son grows up, and graduates. The dad is now a Supreme Court judge. The whole time, the son is led to believe his mom died years ago. In reality she has become a showgirl. Paths are about to cross once again.
Shady characters plan blackmail. There’s a murder. She ends up in the courtroom, and is to be defended by her own son. The newspapers are all buzzing about the woman who refuses to reveal her identity, Known only as Madam X, she admits to the crime. The new lawyer, Jimmy Stewart, wants to give her his best defense despite the open and shut nature of the case. He has to dig up facts about her, but will he find the truth about her? If the truth comes out, will it ruin reputations? Will there be a loss of respect?