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When Jonathan Blair, the pub-crawling, womanizing heir to the Blair Steamship Company of New York, wakes up one morning and discovers Valentine Ransome, an attractive Texas heiress, in his bedroom, he invites her to breakfast and drills her to find out what he did the previous drunken night. Discouraged by the arrival of brassy, would-be actress Carol Wallace, Valentine returns to her hotel and is about to leave for Texas with her uncle Sam when flowers and romantic reassurances from Jonathan arrive. After learning that Jonathan's business is bankrupt because of his managerial negligence, Valentine vows to transform him into a marriageable man and consequently buys the company and his house out from under him. With the help of Butch, Jonathan's devoted valet, Valentine forces the now penniless Jonathan back into the company by appointing him vice-president. Jonathan counters her move by announcing his sudden desire to marry Carol that afternoon. Following a series of interruptions by several bearded window washers, Uncle Sam stops the ceremony by claiming that Carol is his child's mother. However, after Jonathan makes an impassioned speech before the company's board of trustees in which he proposes an aggressive plan to salvage the business, he reschedules the wedding for the next day. In a panic, Butch halts the second ceremony by producing a faked marriage certificate with Valentine and Jonathan's names on it, presumably the result of their first drunken night together. Once he learns of Butch and Valentine's deceit, Jonathan plays the part of the newlywed too amorously for Valentine, and after a cake throwing fight, she flees to the train station with Jonathan at her heels. At the station, the stubborn couple finally admit their love and are married by a very befuddled justice of the peace.