Torch singer Peter Brown is beautiful and smart. The beautiful gets her in trouble. She'll need all of the smart to get out of it in this bluesy, boozy noir salute to tough dames in tough times. On a holiday visit to her family in the waning days of World War II. Peter expects a merry Christmas. Instead she gets tangled web of mobsters, cheating wives, war-traumatized vets and the kind of love that grabs hold fast and goes wrong faster.