Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and the obligations of his life. He publishes books that will sell, not books that he wants to write. Even worse, he has his old friend working as a butler and Cecelia wants him fired. When Tom tries to get back together with Daisy to renew the feelings that he once felt, Daisy turns the tables on him and leaves to protect both of them. Written by
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Myrna Loy was borrowed from MGM. See more
During the last scene with Leslie Howard and Myrna Loy, they are sitting at a dining table. There is a floral centerpiece on the table and they both have glasses of wine until she leans back in her chair, at which time only Howard's glass remains. Then her glass and the flowers reappear. See more
On ordinary terms, Tom doesn't seem to have got very far. He's wasted his life from the cradle.
Cecilia 'Cee' Henry Collier
Aaw, it must have been pathetic to see him wasting at three!
I assure you his genius was shown even then. I send him to Harvard, he lasts two years there. I send him to Oxford, he commutes from Paris. I put him into a bank, he... The whole world is at the feet of that boy, the whole world. And all he's ever done is to run from it.