Penny is overshadowed in high school by her more glamorous sister Gail. Bob prefers Gail but she doesn’t believe him. Penny substitutes a photo of herself for Gail in a contest entry and Gail loses as a result: but this prevents her from eloping with Greg and going to Hollywood, so it’s a good thing. Bob figures it out and says he loves Penny as she is.
Pilots Steve and Bart compete for the affections of airline hostess Eileen. She chooses Bart but Steve, suffering from an old war wound, goes insane and says he’ll kill them both. After a struggle in which Steve is killed, Bart flees to Brazil and takes a dangerous job with a small company. He’s asked to fly a doctor to the scene of an airliner crash and discovers Eileen is there. She says Steve didn’t die, and is recovering in a sanatorium. Bart and Eileen reconcile.
Douglas DC-6; Natal Brazil; New Orleans
Same story re-used as "Flight From Love" in Darling Romance (1949 series) (Archie) #3 (January-February 1950). The ending is very slightly changed.
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Vin breaks up with Kitty because she is too controlling. He goes to see Sally, an old girlfriend now working as a doctor’s receptionist. She’s engaged to someone else and when Vin complains about Kitty’s possessiveness, Sally says all women are that way but they don’t all show it. Vin realises he loves Kitty: he goes home and they decide to elope.
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Brad Forester; Elaine Warren; Larry Davis; Dr. William Warren; Sam
Elaine is bored with her small-town life and small-town boyfriend Larry. She falls in love with newcomer Brad, but she discovers Brad is a reporter who tracked down her father and now uses Elaine’s information to write a story about a 15-year-old scandal. Although Dr. Warren was cleared of wrongdoing then, the townspeople criticise the doctor until Brad stands up and defends him. Elaine realises Larry is the man for her.
Mama Riveaux; Papa Riveaux; Charles Delford; Dierdre Cummings; Constance Allerton; Mrs. Delford
Dierdre, who came from a humble childhood, has embellished her past in order to win the love of wealthy Charles Delford. Constance, her rival for Charles, sets a trap to expose the many untruths and embarrass her before Charles.
Martin Darrell; Lynn Shearer; Mack; Ma Burns; Mr. Burns; Tommy Burns; Big Tim Paur
Secretary Lynn loves her boss, lawyer Martin, but he becomes angry when she tries to make him take high-paying clients rather than helping the indigent. When the son of Martin’s old friends is hit by a car driven by gangster Big Tim, Lynn sees that poor people need legal representation as well as the rich. Martin wins the case and asks Lynn to change jobs: she’ll be his wife instead of his secretary.
Joan Blythe; Mr. Blythe; Bob; Carol; Jimmie Clark; Frank Gill; Martha Wayne; Margie Gill
Art student Joan flirts with many young men to compensate for the affection her father didn’t give her as a child, but she refuses to get serious for fear of being hurt. She falls in love with composer Frank but he plays hard to get and she sees him with other women. Frank finally admits he heard of Joan’s reputation and wanted to give her a taste of her own medicine. Joan and Frank will be married.