Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) is a successful, cultured photojournalist who takes an assignment photographing blue-collar diggers. She snaps a photo of a gruff worker named Jim Ryan (Fred MacMurray) while he is in a scuffle with another laborer. After the photo gets published, Jim is suspended for fighting on the job. Katherine feels guilty and hires Jim to assist her. Soon, against her better judgment, she falls for Jim -- but their differences may be impossible to overcome.