Ann receives an unsolicited telephone call from publicist Eddy Edwards, who wants to represent her. What Ann is unaware of is that Eddy needs her business more than she needs his services. Regardless, on the vow that he will get her name "out there" for a modest retainer, Ann hires him. What Eddy does is plant a story in a national trade paper that Ann is having an affair with married actor, Buddy Hobart. Ann finds the story offensive and a detriment to her character, while Eddy believes in the old adage that any publicity is good publicity, if only they spell your name right. Eddy used Buddy as the man in the story as Eddy also represents Buddy, and Buddy truly is seeking a divorce from his wife, Marjorie Hobart. Beyond the problems the story cause between Ann and both her father and Donald, the story also ends up being used by Buddy and Marjorie Hobart to figure out what they want, which may or may not be each other, and which may or may not be Ann and Donald respectively.
Did You Know?
Eddy Edwards takes a seat at a phone booth inside a drug store. While he's speaking on the phone, he puts his hand on top of a window sill and then through it, revealing that the phone booth has no glass in it. Presumably, the glass was removed to avoid reflecting the studio lights and/or prevent muffling his voice from within the booth. See more
References The Sheik