Kay Colby is engaged to "Bill" Wadsworth,
whose chief concern is his job with the oil company.
Bill's rival for Kay's affection, Scott Miller, buys
the oil company he works for and has him sent to Japan.
Scott also sends his girl friend, Countess Campanella,
to Hawaii with her Pekinese dogs, so the way will be
clear for him to romance Kay. Kay is devastated by Bill's
departure, however, and is only irritated by Scott's
persistence, and angered by the fact that he sent her
fiancé away. Kay's mother, Mrs. Colby, heartily
approves of Scott and assists him in his creative schemes
to make Kay want to marry him. One night in a bar, Scott
tries to fend off a group of college football players
who are flirting with Kay, and they all get into a brawl.
During the fight, Scott accidentally hits Kay and gives
her a black eye. The next day, Kay goes to her beautician
for treatment, and Scott pays him off and works on her
instead, once again invoking her ire. Lonely and not
having received any word from Bill, Kay agrees to marry
Scott on the condition that he accept the fact she is
not marrying for love. At first Scott accepts this limitation,
but later regrets his decision and breaks the engagement.
He is still in love with her, however, and on the advice
of Brinkerhoff, his friend and partner, he has Bill
return from the Orient and makes every effort to befriend
him. Bill's friends invite Kay and him for a weekend
on their yacht, but the friends never show up and the
couple is stuck on a dinghy. Scott, the countess and
their guest, Mrs. Colby, are on a nearby yacht and invite
Bill and Kay over to dine with them, but Kay furiously
rejects the invitation. Bill realizes that Kay is in
love with Scott and becomes drunk just as a storm approaches.
Kay refuses assistance from Scott's yacht until they
forcibly take her and Bill aboard. When Scott orders
Kay to rest, she defiantly charges into his party in
her bathrobe. Kay and Scott finally become embroiled
in an argument, in the midst of which, being truly in
love, they are married.