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Tall, attractive Agatha Archer is a successful illustrator, but love and marriage elude her. Silas Spencer, a widowed scientist, is cautiously seeking a suitable stepmother for his six-year-old son. Both Agatha and Silas carry the psychic scars of a painful childhood. Agatha's petite mother, appalled by her daughter's height, predicts that no man will ever love or marry her. Determined to prove her mother wrong, Agatha foolishly pursues every tall man she meets. Finally, after a disastrous relationship with a renowned womanizer, Agatha leads a monastic life, hating and mistrusting all men. When Agatha and Silas meet its love at first sight. But Agatha's hostility toward men and Silas's wariness of attractive women who remind him of his seductively malicious stepmother, keep them apart until a dramatic event, involving Silas's son, brings them together.