Amos returns to his family farm from the city with Lola, a sexy carnival dancer. His brother Ethan frowns upon her “heathen” presence, but Amos says he intends to convince her to marry him. Ethan loses control one night and kisses Lola, then pushes her away. When Lola tells him that Amos is going to propose, Ethan admits he loves her. Ethan allows the jealous Amos to beat him severely; the next day, Ethan leaves for the city and Lola joins him.
Bill has a crush on Janet but she isn’t interested. Her best friend Ruth loves Bill and Janet arranges for Bill to take Ruth to the prom. Bill claims he still loves Janet but she rejects him. Later, when Bill asks Janet to help him pick out an engagement ring for Ruth, Janet discovers she does love him, after all. Janet decides to fight for his love, but it’s too late: Bill asks Ruth to marry him.
Helen Richards; David Fuller; Mr. Carter; Ruth Richards
Helen rejects aspiring composer David because she wants a successful husband. Helen’s younger sister Ruth has a crush on David; three years later, she finds him working a menial job. Ruth convinces David to begin composing again, and uses her savings to finance the debut of his symphony. He’s still in love with Helen, who returns once he’s a success. Later, Helen says David has lost his ambition since Ruth’s been gone. Ruth refuses to help, and when David overhears Helen and proposes to Ruth, she turns him down as well. Her crush is over because he’s “weak.” Ruth is now “free...free!”
Velma flirts with Brad, her friend Joyce’s boyfriend. Brad doesn’t leave Joyce and Joyce gets mad at Velma. Nancy Hale introduces Velma to a married woman who stole her husband from someone else, and now worries about his ability to be faithful to her. Velma apologizes to Joyce and they are friends once more.
Jill breaks up with Jay and dates Tony. She begins to fall in love with him, but her cousin Helene urges her to play hard to get, even dating Jay again to make Tony jealous. Jill discovers Helene is trying to snare Tony for herself. Jill explains everything to Tony and they are reunited.