Aspiring actress Kim hires press agent Clive to jump start her career. Clive schemes to have her romantically linked with college football star Ace. Kim gets a job in the local ice cream shoppe and begins dating Ace, who falls in love with her. Clive publicizes the romance and Ace proposes marriage to Kim. Kim feels guilty and confesses to Ace, who is too depressed to play in the big game. Kim arrives and says she really loves him. Ace wins the game and they reconcile.
Marsha Peabody; Aunt Harriet Peabody; William Bagley; Ed Harmon
Orphan Marsha is raised by her stern Aunt Harriet, who expects her niece to marry “older, fat and pompous” William. Marsha falls in love with handsome lawyer Ed, but Aunt Harriet frames him so Marsha thinks he’s got a girlfriend. Before Marsha can marry William, Ed exposes her aunt’s scheme: Harriet has been stealing from Marsha’s trust fund and William was going to help her continue to do so. Marsha marries Ed instead.
Julie Morton; Grant Bailey; Polly Bailey; Peter Bailey; Mrs. Morton; Mr. Bailey
Julie has had a crush on Grant since she was 14; now 19, she decides to make him jealous by dating his cousin Peter. Grant succumbs to her charms and they become engaged but Julie begins to see another unattractive side of him: he drinks and is a wastrel, scheming to inherit money from his grandfather. Julie breaks up with Grant and realizes Peter is the better man.
After feeling high school boys are too immature and losing an older boyfriend to the military draft, teen-ager Linda decides to find a “single man above the draft age—-over 26” to marry at a summer resort hotel. She chooses fellow guest Ed, then learns he’s 35, “almost old enough to be my father!” Ed introduces her to his teen-age daughter Hazel; he says he only romanced Linda to prevent her from “falling into the clutches of any unscrupulous man!” Linda and Hazel go off to college where there are plenty of eligible boys of their own age.
Bob Mascott; Kaye Wheeler; Dr. Gerrity; Billie Maine; Mr. Purdy; Miss Miller; Ted; Dr. Johns
Lawyer Bob thinks he knows all about women and is determined never to marry. He’s assigned lawyer Kaye as his assistant on a case. Bob thinks their client is guilty and wants to cut a plea deal, but Kaye insists Dr. Gerrity is innocent and they must prove it. Bob thinks Kaye loves Gerrity, which makes him jealous. At the trial, Kaye presents evidence that wins the case. Bob thinks he’ll never see Kaye again, but is surprised to discover she loves him.