“The story is set in 1948 when Tracy Lord is about to marry her second husband, George Ketteridge. Her mother, Mrs Margaret Lord, and her younger sister, Dinah, are at the family mansion supervising last minute preparations. Her father, Seth Lord, is absent on business.
Sydney Kidd, editor of “”Spy”” Magazine is determined to get the inside story on the wedding and blackmails Dexter Haven, (Tracy’s first husband) to arrange for two journalists, Liz Imbrie and Mike Connor, to pose as guests and obtain an exclusive story. Tracy shows a great deal of interest in Mike’s ambition to become a successful author, causing jealousy from both Liz and George: her erratic behaviour on the eve of the wedding leads to it being called off just as the guests arrive for the ceremony.”