Cast & Crew
Factory worker Anne Merrick tells her friend Lita that she misses her twin sister, who goes under the stage name of Elaine Manners. She explains that after they lost their fortune, they both tried to be entertainers, but because they had many quarrels, Anne gave it up, and she has not seen her sister in a long while. Anne turns down the marriage proposal of unscrupulous and tough newspaper reporter Lawson Rolt. When Jim Carter, who lives with his wife Jennie on the same floor as Anne, forces her way into Anne's room in a drunken state and tries to embrace her, she screams, but he tosses her on the bed. A shot is then heard, and when the police arrive, they find Carter dead and Anne gone. She goes to Elaine, who is getting ready to leave on a vacation from her nightclub act, despite the protestations of her manager, "Mike" Goldfish. Having no time to listen to Anne's plight, Elaine has the idea that Anne can go on in her place, and after they fool Mike with the ruse, he agrees to the switch. Although the public does not catch on, Rolt is suspicious. Meanwhile, Gilbert Frayle, a rich society boy, falls in love with Anne. To trap Anne, Rolt sends her a letter signed by Jennie. When Anne goes to see Jennie, Rolt arranges for the police to arrest her. Rolt is exuberant that he has broken the big story, but Jennie confesses that she followed her husband to Anne's room the night he was killed and, after hiding in the vacant room next to Anne's, shot her husband through the connecting transom. Anne explains to Gilbert that she is not really Elaine, but he is already aware of that fact, because he has been to see Elaine, who gave birth to a baby and is now in a quiet hotel with her secret husband. Elaine gives up her act, and Anne agrees to marry Gilbert.
The working title of this film was House of Chance. According to information in the M-G-M story department card files at the AFI Library, Larry Darmour owned the property in 1932. As most of the production personnel, including the director, assistant director, cameraman, editor and music director were on the staff of the Larry Darmour Studios, it seems likely that Darmour was involved in the production of the film. According to NYSA information, the film was reissued in 1952 under the title Girls in Trouble.