An aspiring actress feigns humility and naiveté to connive her way under the wing of a veteran Broadway star. She manipulates those in the star's circle in hopes of cheating her way to the top. Based on the short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr.
A casino boss hires a down-and-out gambler to manage his business, unaware that the bettor is his wife's former lover. Rita Hayworth heats up the screen with the famous cabaret number "Put the Blame on Mame".