Features Claudette Colbear and Fred Macmurray. The stars are introduced, and given glowing reviews.
In a cozy little home, and old married couple bicker over his business. He’s comfortable where he is, but wife and daughter try to convince him to move up and out of his dead end job. It sounds more like mom wants her little girl to have the best when it comes to going to the dance, and socializing. The daughter is Claudette Colbert, her brother takes her to the dance, but grudgingly. Although Claudette tries to maintain social appearances, then across the room, her gaze falls on Fred Macmurray.
The dance is a failure, dad hears Claudette crying, and she shares her dreams of becoming an actress. Instead, she gets a job as a secretary. Her path keeps crossing the path of Fred, but she puts on protencious airs to try to impress him. I think he sees through her act and likes her anyway though. Mom is still at it. She knows that dad invented a special glue, but has never had it made, or sold the rights. Mom uses Claudette as a tool to keep pushing dad to provide in a better way for the family. Is Claudette really so unhappy? Has she found happiness with Fred? Is it time that mom and dad took as serious an interest in Fred as Claudette has been taking?
A snooty power play for Fred’s affections begins by Claudette’s friend. Soon, mom and daughter alike are playing the high society posturing game to win Fred over to the family. Fred hardly says a thing. He doesn’t have much of a chance. Claudette jumps to conclusions, thinking that her social posturing act has lost his affections. Wow, if she would just shut up, and relate to him, and not all the trappings of society, she would figure out that he cares more for her, just for being her, than for all the fluff that she thinks is important. Will she figure it out? Will she break away from her self imposed wall flower image? I’m saying, probably so. Of course not with out a little tears and emotional drama, and there’s that matter of dad’s glue formula. Who exactly owns the rights to it anyway?
The crisis is complete when the famly faces ruin when brother, Walter, faces charges that may land him in jail. Oh, the agony, oh the drama, oh the shame and disgrace. Good thing it all works out by the end.