Cliff Colmar; Linda Drake; Tommy Drake; Doris Bigelow; Ranny; Betty; Mrs. Drake
Linda makes friends with "homely bore" Cliff , who paints a portrait of her. However, peer pressure from her friends and family causes her to stop seeing him. Cliff wins a scholarship with his painting of Linda and she comes back to him. He thinks she's only interested because he's now successful, but she admits she loves him. They clinch.
Eliot Campo; Alice Clark; Mr. Clark; Mrs. Clark; Winnie
Alice is envious of other high school students whose parents are not as boring as hers. She meets circus magician Campo, who puts her in his act in a skimpy costume. Alice thinks Campo loves her, but her reputation in town suffers because of their relationship. She decides to run away with the magician, but he explains he hires a local girl in every town, and Alice means nothing to him. Alice goes home with her parents and things improve between them.