Catherine and sailor Paul get married on the spur of the moment. She leaves her job with Richard, who is always proposing to her. Paul gets out of the Navy and is reunited with Catherine, but when he comes home with lipstick on his collar, she is angry. However, Paul explains that he dropped the groceries and their middle-aged neighbour lady helped him pick them up, hence the lipstick. The neighbour confirms his story and Catherine and Paul reconcile.
Wealthy Mary’s friends dare her to answer a lonely hearts ad in the newspaper. She makes a date with Fred, an impoverished writer. When Fred learns it was all a joke, he angrily leaves. Mary follows him and apologises, then takes his book manuscript to a publisher who likes it. Mary and Fred get married and she dumps her “phoney friends.”
Bored heiress Pat leaves home, changes her name, and gets a job as a waitress in a diner. She marries soldier Mack. Her father tracks her down, suspecting Mack is a fortune hunter, but Pat refuses to leave her husband. Mack is sent overseas and Pat returns to her job. He comes home as a hero and is reunited with his wife. Pat’s father shows up and apologises.
Gwen Compton Farnsworth; Roger Mason; Mary Mason; Mrs. Mason; George Farnsworth; Joe
After her rich husband George dies, Gwen returns to her home town and decides to steal her former college boyfriend Roger from his wife Mary. She moves in next door and hires Roger to renovate the house. Roger rejects Gwen’s advances and she rigs up a trap intended to kill Mary. Roger’s mother confronts Gwen and accuses her of murdering George; Gwen flees and falls into her own trap. Before she dies, Gwen confesses everything.