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Rich businessman George Arnold and his secretary, Helen Carlton, travel on the ship Orlandia from Southampton to New York. As the ship approaches New York, Helen begins to fall in love with the ship's first officer, Hugh Anderson, much to the displeasure of Irene, Hugh's jealous female friend. Helen and Hugh listen to famous opera singer Enzo Curti sing Helen's favorite song "Non ti scardar di me" on the radio. Later, Helen overhears Irene tell some of the other ship passengers that Hugh makes a point of seducing one new female passenger each voyage. Helen, believing the worse, refuses to see Hugh again. The ship arrives in New York City, where Helen goes to the Metropolitan Opera House and becomes heartbroken when she hears Enzo sing her favorite song once more. Enzo is moved by the young woman in the audience who is reacting to his singing. After the concert, Helen finds a young boy playing in the hallway of her hotel room, only to learn that he is Enzo's son Benvenuto. Enzo arrives and coaxes Helen into watching him serenade his young son to sleep. Enzo immediately falls in love with Helen and proposes marriage. Helen is overwhelmed by the opera singer's talent and kindness, and she accepts. The two are married, and Enzo begins a world-wide concert tour, which includes a stop in London. Once home, Helen runs into Hugh, who tells her that Irene confessed to lying about his amorous ways out of sheer jealousy and begs Helen to run away with him to Australia. The night of the London concert, Enzo goes to the theater alone. Once there, he receives a telegram that his wife is about to desert him for another man. The opera singer refuses to perform until Helen arrives at the theater. Helen does arrives, but leaves her box after Enzo finishes his first number. After the concert, Enzo rushes back to his hotel, only to discover that Helen has gone, leaving his young son alone. Benvenuto begs his heartbroken father to sing him a lullaby and, regaining his composure, the opera singer does so, but with much effort. As he finishes the lullaby, Enzo sees that Helen has re- appeared in the doorway, returning to her loving husband and stepson.