1949. As well as friends, Corinne Calvet has made enemies in Hollywood. One of them reports her to the House Un-American Activities Committee, questioning her association with the existentialists back in France. As a result, the Department of Immigration tells her she has to return to France for six months before she can apply again for entry to the US.
This means she will lose the opportunity to make her Hollywood debut in Rope of Sand, Hal Wallis’ upcoming movie in which he wants to cast her as the female lead. The obvious solution is to marry a US citizen. Fortunately, John Bromfield comes to the rescue with a marriage proposal. Unfortunately, his motivation is subsequently called into question.