The small town of Cranston hosts the annual hot-rod races and Vic Marko is the star of the group. Vic stays in town and notices the young and beautiful May who is excited by his attention but fears that Cranston is too small of a town to keep Vic there. Telling Vic she can't see him any more, she goes to the dance with Hank. During a break, Hank gets fresh, and it is Vic who jumps in, punching Hank in the jaw. He tells May that Cranston has everything he is looking for... including May.
After Jeff Wilson met Sandra Thomas while she worked at the local theater, they begin a whirlwind romance. Everything is perfect until Jeff tells Sandra he is shipping out... and she finds a newspaper clipping announcing that Jeff is engaged to socialite Amy Prentiss. Sandra goes back to her life until, several months later, she looks up to take a ticket and saw it was Jeff. Sent home because he was wounded, he had to see Sandra to tell her she was the only one for him.
Patti Hansen was young and beautiful, and always found it easy to manipulate men with a look or a smile. After she got a job at the local factory, she met the new foreman, Larry Gleason, and decided that she was going to make him fall for her... and give her the life she wanted. And it worked until Larry learned that Patti was still in high school. When Patti confessed, Larry forgave her, telling her that he was willing to wait until she finished school to see if they still felt the same way about each other.
When her cousin, Vivian, lends Helen her country club membership she meets Tom Moore, the tennis pro. Even though she had been going with Jim Turner, Helen turns her affection to Tom but he tells her that Vivian had asked him to look after her. But he can't be serious since he is ten years older than she. Ashamed, Helen runs home to find Jim... waiting to comfort her after having her dreams stolen.