Cast & Crew
To support her younger sisters, Polly Vance finds work as a live-in companion to the aging Johanna Webb. Johanna's nephew, Chester Creigg, quarrels with his aunt and severs relations with her, because of her cruel treatment of her new employee, after which Polly returns to her old home. Then, when a fire breaks out at Polly's house, Chester rushes over to save her sisters, but loses his eyesight during the rescue. Convalescing from his burns, Chester learns that Johanna has died and marvels at the similarity between her and the old housemaid who is now taking care of him. A specialist restores his eyesight, and Chester discovers that the old woman is really Johanna, who has been guilt-ridden ever since their argument. Then, having reconciled with his aunt, Chester begins in earnest his romance with Polly.
Armin Von Harder
T. D. Crittenden
The inspiration for the film was the song "Polly Put the Kettle On," which is attributed to Elizabeth Foster Goose, and which first appeared in Thomas Fleet's 1765 collection, Mother Goose's Melodies for Children.