Nancy Talbot; Tom; Ace Hart; Mrs. Foster; Dr. Eric Mason; Mrs. Talbot
Nancy and Tom are engaged but when her father dies she leaves school and looks for a job to help support her mother. The only job she can find is as a scantily-clad photographer in Ace’s nightclub. Seamstress Mrs. Foster tells Nancy that the girls who work in the club are “real, honest, decent people like you are!” Tom comes to visit but is ashamed when he sees her at work and Nancy breaks up with him. She and Dr. Eric fall in love but when photos of her in her work outfit are published in the newspaper, she fears he’ll dump her. Eric says he loves Nancy and doesn’t care about her job.
Lucy Cameron; Hal Cameron; Jack Nelson; Eddie; Tim
Lucy has an inferiority complex about her appearance. Her brother Hal sends her to see fortune teller Cosmo the Great, and he tells her to go to a certain address. This turns out to be a fraternity reunion and she’s the hit of the party. Lucy has many dates, gains self-confidence and eventually becomes engaged to Eddie. Still unsure, she returns to Cosmo and he advises her to marry the man she meets who’s wearing a carnation. It’s Eddie, who is also an actor hired by Hal to play Cosmo. Eddie and Lucy will marry.
Debbie Devine; Mr. Devine; Spence; Freckles; Howard Humphrey
Debbie has dreams of becoming a star, much to her boyfriend Spence’s disgust. When movie actor Howard visits town, Debbie is cast opposite him in the local theatre group’s production. Spence accidentally ruins a scene and Debbie is angry. Howard claims Spence is a natural comedian and offers him a film contract, but Spence turns it down to marry Debbie (and it’s revealed that he and Howard cooked up the scheme).
Helen and her friend Joan spend their vacation on a dude ranch. Helen falls in love with Rod, but when they return to the city, she spots him kissing another woman. Rod explains he was breaking up with her because he loves Helen, but she’s unsure. Helen asks Joan to make a play for Rod to see if he can be faithful. When she sees Rod kissing Joan, Helen is convinced Rod is a rat. However, it was actually Joan and her real boyfriend, not Rod. Helen and Rod reconcile.