Cast & Crew
Raymond K. Johnson
Helen Rogers, a stenographer at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood, aspires to be wealthy and famous and finds work modelling hosiery for advertiser Don Reynolds. Although he is married, Reynolds has designs on Helen and launches an ad campaign for Martin Stoner's hosiery company that features Helen as the "girl with the million dollar legs." Meanwhile, Helen's boyfriend, Jim Morgan, a struggling writer, proposes to Helen, but, unwilling to live in poverty, she refuses him. Next, Mrs. Stoner names Helen as co-respondent in her divorce suit, confident that Martin is having an affair with her. Reynolds' ad campaign and Mrs. Stoner's negative publicity soon make Helen both rich and famous. After Carl Blatz, a producer at Apex Studios who is badly in need of a star, recognizes Helen at the Knickerbocker, Jim urges him to give her a screen test. Determined to keep Helen dependent on him, Reynolds pays Apex director Von Berg to intimidate Helen, and she fails the test. Blatz, however, hires British writer Arthur Morgan De Lacy to create an "actor-proof" script. With Jim's help, De Lacy writes the story of Helen's life, including her days at the Knickerbocker and her romance with Jim. When shooting begins with the new script, Helen is finally a success. Reynolds then gets De Lacy drunk and puts him on an airplane to Tijuana, where he is arrested. Meanwhile, Jim finishes the script and Blatz offers him a contract. On the last day of shooting, Reynolds proposes to Helen and is accepted, until Von Berg and Jim expose his duplicity. Tired of life among the rich elite, Helen returns to her job at the Knickerbocker. Martin and his wife are then reconciled, and Jim proposes to Helen, asking her to cook his meals and wash his shirts.