Sophisticated socialite Cathy goes slumming post-symphony soiree and encounters brilliant, embittered blind pianist Dan (Dana Andrews) tickling the keys in a back-alley Jazz joint. Dan's haunting, ethereal music enraptures Cathy, so much so that she hatches a desperate scheme to pull Dan out of the long dark night of his soul. She pretends to be blind and destitute in order get past his defenses, and secretly sponsors a music composition contest to get him to accept her charity. As the deception deepens to desire and then love, can their romance survive the lies and bitterness it was built on? Stage and screen master craftsman John Cromwell directs accompanied by the superb musicianship of Hoagy Carmichael, the New York Philharmonic and Artur Rubinstein. Ethel Barrymore co-stars.