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Gloria Fay and Mae O'Brien, two former showgirls working a booth in an amusement park on the pier, are happy to see the Pacific fleet return to San Pedro until sailor Kewpie Wiggins wins all their prizes with his skill at tossing rings. Kewpie fancies himself in love with Gloria, so when he learns that the women are broke, he suggests that Gloria enter the Miss Pacific Fleet contest in order to obtain the cash prize. Kewpie then offers to enter a boxing match in order to win 5000 votes for Gloria. In the meantime, he introduces Gloria and Mae to his handsome Marine friend, Sgt.Tom Foster, and he and Gloria fall in love. During the boxing match, Kewpie is losing until he happens to notice that Gloria and Tom are cuddling together in the audience. Furious, he knocks out his opponent and gives his 5000 votes to Virgie Matthews, another contestant. Despite his defection, Gloria is still slightly ahead, but Sadie, who is married to August Freytag, the creator of the contest, is jealous of Gloria and decides to have her kidnapped so the prize will go to someone else. Mae learns of her plans and alerts Kewpie, who spots the kidnappers putting a woman in a small boat. Kewpie chases them to a ship where he frees the kidnapped woman who turns out to be Sadie. At the last minute, Tom and Gloria arrive at contest headquarters with enough votes to put her over the top. Gloria and Mae now have enough money to return to New York and their chorus line jobs.