Maureen; Duncan Bradley; Johnny; Olga; Charlotte; Allan Richards
High school student Maureen has an affair with Duncan, the “school engineer,” aged “about forty-five.” She breaks off their relationship when she discovers Duncan is married, and becomes engaged to Allan. Duncan refuses to give her up, and she shoots him to death. She gets a suspended sentence and will marry Allan after all.
Dora and her mother Nance have a dance act; Nance forces Dora, who is 19, to dress and act younger than her age. Dora is attracted to Ken, her mother’s younger boyfriend, but agrees to keep pretending to be a young girl. Ken discovers the truth and admits he loves Dora. Nance steps aside to allow her daughter to be happy.
Carole Fleming; Rita Madden; Worth Brent; Tom Dulane; Steve Gill; Charlie Wing; Mr. Fleming
17-year-old Carole wants to be a model, but the modeling agency actually provides escorts for visiting businessmen. Naive at first, Carole is educated by her roommate Rita. Carole and Rita date Steve and Worth; although Worth is nice, Steve gets drunk and hits Carole. They are all taken to jail. Carole’s father takes her home. Worth shows up and says he loves Carole. They will wed.
Carol Ashley; Eric Thompson; Johnny; Alec; Aunt Bella; Joey; Fran; Joe Wilson; Rufe Tenton; Ralph Benton
Carol grows up with a “deep hunger for men’s kisses,” but when she falls in love with co-worker Eric, she is disappointed that he doesn’t kiss her or proclaim his love for her. She has an affair with the “intense” Ralph. However, Ralph uses her as bait to rob two visiting businessmen. Carol rejects him and confesses everything to Eric and the authorities. Eric says he still loves Carol.