Dry Martini was wittily adapted from the droll novel by John Thomas. Wealthy American Willoughby Quimby (Albert Gran) divorces his wife, then spends the next decade in Paris. His girth notwithstanding, Quimby keeps himself amply supplied with wine and women, and sometimes women and wine. Upon discovering that his grown daughter Elizabeth (Mary Astor) is coming to Paris to pay him a visit, Quimby decides to put up a respectable veneer, giving up both liquor and ladies for the duration. Unfortunately, Elizabeth finds her father to be dull as a dishrag, and begins spending her time with rakish artist Paul de Launay (Albert Conti). Just as she's about to lose the traditional struggle for her virtue, Elizabeth is rescued from De Launay by Quimby's young pal Freddie Fletcher (Matt Moore). Once his daughter is safely married to the basically decent Freddie, Quimby breathes a sigh of relief and happily returns to his old hedonistic habits.
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