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Amelia Cornell, a talented scholarship student at the Brissac Academy of Music in New York, finds that she is unable to continue her studies without outside assistance. At the same time, Dr. Kobbe, the dean of the school, prohibits Amelia from giving music lessons in her spare time, which she does in order to earn money to support her mother. Amelia finds herself on the verge of having to abandon her promising career as a swing bandplayer when she receives an unexpected scholarship, which allows her to continue her studies. After Amelia meets her patron, the kind and elderly Julius Malette, who manufactures musical equipment, he sends her a phonograph player and records to broaden her musical experience. He later invites her to several musical events. One evening, Julius is unable to keep a date with Amelia and sends his factory manager, Tony Baldwin, in his stead. Tony and Amelia soon fall in love, but Tony, who thinks that Amelia is his boss's sweetheart, does not reveal his feelings toward her. Although Tony later discovers Julius' true relation to Amelia, complications arise when Julius' son Paul learns that Tony has been mailing company checks to Amelia, unaware that they were mailed at the request of his father. Paul accuses Tony of misappropriating company funds, but soon apologizes for the accusation when he overhears his father telling Amelia how much he has missed being with her. After arriving at the conclusion that his father is being unfaithful to his mother, Paul apologizes to Tony and thanks him for trying to shield his family from the news. Later, at a party at the Malettes, where Amelia's roommate, Joy O'Keefe, and her boyfriend, Dusty Rhodes, give a musical recital, Julius' wife settles the misunderstanding and life resumes to normal.