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International golf champion Richard "Ricky" Carrington, Jr. returns home to New York with his new Parisian wife, Julie. Before he is able to introduce Julie to his parents, he finds out they expect him to marry his wealthy childhood friend, Auriol Marsden, to help them out of a bad situation with their creditors. Understanding Ricky's need to help his parents, Julie agrees to keep their marriage a secret, on the condition that his engagement last only three weeks. When the Carrington's butler, Hopkins, mistakes Julie for the new maid, she happily accepts the position so she can be under the same roof with her husband. Surprisingly, Auriol also wants a short-term engagement with Ricky so she can keep her real engagement to a lawyer a secret from her father. The plan seems to work well until Auriol falls in love with Ricky and wants to marry him for real. He explains his parents' devastating financial situation to her, and the fact that he is already happily married. The bond of their friendship remains strong, and Auriol introduces Ricky to her grandfather Howland, so that they can convince him to take out a shipbuilding contract with Ricky's father's firm. Howland is indifferent to Ricky's cause until he finds out that Ricky is a golf pro. While Ricky and Auriol keep Howland busy learning golf techniques in his office, they advise the secretary to draft a new contract with the Carringtons' company, which Howland signs. Ricky and Auriol return home triumphantly, only to discover that Julie, recently advised that she is pregnant, has boarded the Queen Mary and is headed back to France because she thinks that Ricky and Auriol ran off together. Ricky rushes to the ship in time to board it, only to discover that Julie is on shore, having found herself unable to leave her husband. She promises to wait for him until his return from the voyage.