Victim of a cruel prank, the plain and not very popular teenager Linda Strong is invited to a school's fraternity dance. Getting no encouragement from stepsister and guardian Eileen, she is helped by cousin Marian and family cook Katy to look lovely on the night of the dance.
Outside, she encounters handsome opera singer Philip Niles, who escorts her into the dance and invites her to sing a duet. An envious Eileen takes notice, as does boyfriend John Gilman, who had been Marian's sweetheart before Eileen lured him away.
Linda schemes so that Marian and John can get back together. She is crushed when Philip appears to have fallen for Eileen, then delighted when Philip promises to propose marriage to Linda as soon as she turns 18.
Edith Fellows as Linda Strong
Wilbur Evans as Philip Niles
Julie Bishop as Eileen Strong (as Jacqueline Wells)