Leonard is pursued by two women. Julia is a "modern" woman, clinging to romantic attachment, despite her professed progressive views while Grace is a genuinely liberated widow who doesn't resort to Julia's histrionic wiles. What’s a Philanderer to do? Further complicating matters are Julia and Grace's fathers, a conventional fellow who thinks he’s dying and a theater critic flummoxed by youth. Leonard's attempts to extricate himself from Julia culminate in a witty and blazing battle of the the sexes as well as generations.