Three weeks before their wedding date, FORD is banking impressive paychecks in Florida, while JULIE, in California, entertains KURT, a hunk she describes as but an old acquaintance. Ford cancels the wedding. He returns to California. In a blustery scene, Julie claims rape. She is pregnant. She will not go to Kurt. After weeks of soul-searching, Ford accepts her explanation -- with a grain of salt: He proposes temporary marriage to avoid hometown scandal, and give legitimacy to the unborn child. Julie agrees. The sham is solemnized in a Las Vegas neon chapel. Ford's humiliation exposes animal urges that are suddenly complicated by assignment as a company spy to Japan. Colleagues there, and their Air Force client, soon seethe in motives for assassination. Helped by her Japanese maid, Julie's baby is born. Unlikely dates on its State Department comprehensive birth certificate hand Ford's enemies a charge of moral turpitude to cancel his security clearance. Fired, he is pursued by assassins from expected quarters -- and unexpected. And Julie is pregnant again.