After graduating from college, Tom Ward (William Haines) returns home ready for success. The brazen young upstart sets his romantic sights on Mary Howe (Leila Hyams), a secretary for a man named McAndrews (Francis X. Bushman). Although Mary seems uninterested at first, Tom persists in his pursuit. Meanwhile, he tries to make money by selling bonds to confused women like Hettie Brown (Marie Dressler). As Mary is set to marry McAndrews, Tom becomes desperate to stop the ceremony.