Howard Rutherford is a very rich, elderly gentleman. Out of the blue, he proposes to his young secretary, Charlotte Jameson. He tells her that he is not in good health and that she will inherit his entire $11 million fortune. Charlotte initially dismisses the idea but her fiancé, Mark Lansing, thinks that a one year delay is very little to pay given the size of Charlotte's potential inheritance. Charlotte eventually marries Howard, who turns out to be in far better health than he let on. Every year on their wedding anniversary Howard gives her a beautiful pearl to add to her ever-growing collection. When Howard finally dies on their 25th wedding anniversary, Charlotte plans on re-marrying but it's not Mark that she has in mind.
Did You Know?
When Charlotte throws her (usually delicate) wine glass into the fireplace. A shattering glass sound isn't heard. Instead, it sounds more like a large (and thick) jelly jar, that if it broke at all. Broke into large pieces that clatter around in the fireplace.
And even when Rutherford later throws his wine glass into the fireplace. The sound is more like a hammer hitting anvil. See more