Karen Stewart has a serious drinking problem. Despite this battle with alcoholism, her boyfriend has remained faithful and loving. She manages to get herself clean for a while and vows never to drink again. However, her boyfriend Jeff urges her to come to an important cocktail party and she reluctantly agrees. At the party, Karen begins to drink and then, to Jeff's embarrassment, she goes to a bar with another man. Jeff tracks her down and urges her to come with him. She waves him aside and promptly passes out. The next morning she wakes up in jail. She is under arrest for the murder of her boyfriend. Apparently, she slashed his throat in a drunken stupor.