Actor-director Ralph Graves, the "auteur" of Columbia Pictures, paid a brief visit to Warner Bros. to put together Reno Divorce. While driving around in her car, wealthy but inattentive heroine May McAvoy knocks down aspiring artist Graves. She takes him to her home to recuperate, whereupon the two fall in love. Alas, recent divorcee Hedda Hopper sets her cap for Graves, who is interested only in painting a portrait of the woman. McAvoy misunderstands Graves' intentions towards Hopper, but all is forgiven by film's end. Those are but the bare bones of the storyline: Reno Divorce has enough subplots for three films of its kind.
by Hal Erickson synopsis