Karen Nelson; Pete Lewis; Georgie Lester; Dick; Kay Norman
Karen goes on vacation to Florida and meets artist Pete, who saves her from drowning but is otherwise hostile. Kay arrives, claiming to be his fiancee. Pete says she broke his heart but he now loves Karen. Kay wants Pete to stay with her advertising agency and threatens to blacklist him unless Karen leaves. Karen decides to go but Pete catches her and says Kay tore up his contract, so they can now be together.
Nina Hunt; Pete Jackson; Ed Hunt; Mrs. Hunt; Annette Finch; Karl De Vries; Mr. Jackson; Mrs. Jackson
Nina moves to New York to study art. She falls in with a pretentious crowd of would-be artists, but dates down-to-earth plumber Pete. Nina and her friends mock Pete and he vanishes, then she realises she loves him. Visiting her mother and confessing her error, Nina is surprised when Pete appears: he knew she’d make the right decision eventually. They get married.
Marcia Chase; Bill Hendrix; Mrs. Chase; Steve Clay; Ralph Chase
Marcia has a reputation for dating and then dropping her boyfriends. She goes out with Steve, a college classmate of her brother, and falls in love with him. However, one of her ex-boyfriends tips off Steve that Marcia is fickle. Steve says he has the same reputation at college. Marcia thinks she’s lost him, but Steve comes back and they reconcile.
Kit Evans; Dr. James Kirk; Paul Kirk; Patricia West; Paul Kirk Jr.
Psychiatrist Jim prevents Kit from committing suicide over a failed love affair. They become friends. He’s a widower and 20 years older than she, but asks Kit to marry him. Pat, the girlfriend of Jim’s son Paul, thinks Kit is a gold-digger like she is. When Kit tells Paul about Pat, he says he knew it all along; he then proposes to Kit himself. To avoid hurting Jim, Kit leaves but he tracks her down and says if she doesn’t love him then he wants her to marry Paul instead. She does.
Ruth Wilder; Roy Kennedy; Mr. Wilder; Johnny Burke
Ruth is engaged to oil driller Roy but finds herself attracted to his gambler friend Johnny. Roy says he lost his well to Johnny. Ruth dares Johnny to wager the oil well against her love: if he wins, he gets her and the well. If he loses, he’ll leave town and Roy and Ruth will marry. They match cards and Johnny admits defeat. Ruth weds Roy and a year later Johnny sends her a note: he really won the bet but realised he didn’t deserve her love.