A refugee from Vienna and World War II, Arthur Henning now has a comfortable new life as a chauffeur for a banker and his family in the suburbs of New York. One day, he is ordered to drive Aggie, the daughter, to a home for unwed mothers. The family's decision to give the baby away shocks Arthur profoundly. He watched Agatha grow up; he cannot obey and leave her alone with her fate. As his bond with her develops, Arthur wakes from his own emotional slumber, and discovers-within his own confinement-freedom.