After doing time in prison, Eddie Ellison (James Dunn) decides to turn his life around and marries Kay (Claire Trevor). Years later, they are parents to a young daughter named Shirley (Shirley Temple). When Eddie's friend Larry (Ray Walker) is released from prison, Eddie gets him a job as a chauffeur. Soon, however, there is a theft where they work. Welch (Alan Dinehart), a private investigator with a grudge against the two men, believes they are guilty and aims to prove it.