Having plowed his way through his trust fund with a profligate lifestyle, the newly penniless Henry bemoans his fate — “I'm poor!” — and deviously plots a way back into the upper reaches of high society.
Henry's plan: to court and quickly marry Henrietta's money and then cunningly knock her off.
After the first two acts of haughty self-indulgence, the story goes a bit soft and gooey in its more conventional third act. That's when Henry and Henrietta's marriage proves a mismatch made in heaven.
So the pampered playboy becomes protector of the innocent waif, and against his every selfish impulse discovers his better self. Indeed, he turns over a new leaf.
The Blu-ray Disc in widescreen format shows some signs of wear and tear, but it should be enough that May's peculiar little movie is ready to bloom once again for a new generation of movie lovers.
— Dennis King