Hannah is so tight with her money that she takes her son, Donnie, to the charity ward a week after he hurts his leg. But she has always hoarded her money since her late husband wasted most of it and now she plans to save it for Donnie. But when Donnie graduates from Princeton, he does not want to go into banking at Hannah’s bank, he wants to be a writer, which upsets Hannah. But the greatest blow of all comes when Donnie meets the daughter of the man who jilted Hannah 30 years before.
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Lovers David Lunch and Betty Summers are caught in the feud between their two families. When David kills the Summers son, he escapes to the West. He marries and when his boy is two he and his wife are killed by Indians who take the boy. Twenty years later the boy is now the Indian chief. Betty’s daughter is nearby and the two are destined to meet.
Reporter Miss Lee is looking for a story and approaches White as he’s assembling the latest edition of his famous revue. As it turns out, she has lots of backstage gossip to choose from; Mona Vale, White’s latest discovery, is making her Broadway debut in the show, and she’s fallen in love with the star, Jimmy Martin. Jimmy, however, only has eyes for Barbara Lorainne, a snooty high society type also in the cast.
Chick Parker and Pete Pendleton are songwriters that are en route from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Dorothy, a lunch wagon proprietor, joins them.
Beauty Parlor is an uncompromising look at the lives of two beauticians, Sally and Joan as they struggle to survive in the big city. Unable to make rent with their meager salaries, both girls fall into becoming escorts for rich older men. A life of ill repute quickly leads to Joan taking the fall in an extortion scam. Sally is forced to marry one of her repulsive clients so she can bail out her friend, but selling her soul may be too steep a price to pay.
The daughter of a senator from South Dakota visits Manhattan for the first time, eager to see the sights of the big city. While there, she finds herself caught up in an affair with a married man, whose wife soon commits suicide. Complications ensue.
Naïve insurance agent ‘Cyclone’ Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, ‘Cyclone’ decides to save her and wanders straight into a gang war without even realizing it.
A young man gets into trouble with his girl when he tries his hand at a publicity campaign for a meatpacking house.