||Like other screwballs, this movie exhibits the classic madcap heiress, Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert).
Ellie is on the run from her father, who wants to annul her marriage to King Westley, a local playboy. While on the road, she runs into streetwise Peter Warren (Clark Gable) who immediately gets under her skin. The newspapers are covering the story of the runaway heiress, as the public is fascinated by the rich (see Philadelphia Story), and her pictures are all over the papers. Peter discovers her identity and decides to help her get to New York, he hides her from detectives and teaches her what its like to be a "real" person. Inevitably after much bickering, they gain mutual respect and grow fond of each other. In the end, Ellie abandons King Westley at the altar (inexplicably, they were getting married again) and runs off with Peter and her father's blessing.