Judy talks with dad, and her brother Randolph about writing a fan letter to her favorite movie star, Joeseph Cotton. Nobody understands her. Once she leaves, Randolph gets on the phone with a mysterious phone call. He explains to mom and dad about his prank that he has been pulling on Judy. Everytime Judy writes to Joseph Cotton, Randolph has a friend write her back.
When her latest letter comes in, Judy gushes over the phone to her friend as she shares the fake responce. Judy is ecstatic that Joseph Cotton thinks she’s photogenic, and ought to be in pictures. Later in the drugstore, imagine Judy’s surprise when she sees a man who looks just like Joeseph Cotton. She mistakes his humility for criticizing her favorite star, but he gets his fur a little ruffled when he learns of her fake pen pal letters, and especially the last one that promised a screen test. Judy rushes out before he can aske her more.
Judy finally realizes that Joeseph Cotton is in town for a Red Cross benefit, and Randolph tries to decide whether he ought to tell her about his prank.
What will Oogie say when he learns of Judy’s infatuation with the movie star?Oogi approaches Mr Foster about the penpal relationship, and is mad as he can be. Mr Foster is just relieved that he hasn’t come over to propose marriage, but when Oogie sees that he’s not being taken seriously, Oogie goes to confront the movie star
Airing his complaint to Joeseph Cotton, Joe finally reads the letters that he aledgedly wrote. Joe still doesn’t exactly come clean that he didn’t write the letters, but he goes overboard to assure Oogie that he has given up all interest in Judy. Joe has made a friend in Oogie, but when he leaves Joe is determined to find out who wrote the letters, and teach them a lesson in using his name.
At home, Randolph learns that his prank may have been found out. Another prank is pulled by her rival to make Judy think she has a date with Joeseph Cotton. Feeling bad over the extent that Judy is going through for her nonexistent date, Randolph decides to come clean, and visits Joe Cotton. The story is out, and the big Hollywood detective is called off. Feeling bad himself, Joeseph Cotton decides to go on that date with Judy.
Fast forward, and the date is over. Judy says parting words on the front porch with the famous movie star. Her romantic spell is broken when he puts her romance off, and lets her down easy by pointing her back to someone her own age.
Meanwhile, Oogie has been hiding in the bushes and is duely impressed and grateful that Joeseph Cotton did him the favor of keeping Judy interested in him.
In epilog, Randolph gets a phone call from his friend, and learns that that Hollywood detective has been at work anyway.
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