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Jimmy Fairchild, the youngest son of an old Philadelphia family, falls in love with Annabel Lea, the star of a Broadway revue, and John Fairchild, Jimmy's unbending older brother, has her fired from the show. Seeking revenge, Annabel goes to Philadelphia and uses a stack of Jimmy's compromising love letters to blackmail John into allowing her to spend the weekend as a houseguest. Annabel then learns some interesting things about the Fairchild family: Aunt Fairchild is a kleptomaniac; Uncle Nathan is having an affair with the housekeeper; and Bertha Fairchild, John's sister, is secretly married to the chauffeur. John and Annabel fall in love. Jimmy receives word that he has written $10,000 in bad checks, and to cover him Annabel arranges with the Fairchild family lawyer to exchange the love letters for that sum. John is at first heartbroken to find that Annabel seems to be a gold digger; but when he learns that she took the money to help out Jimmy, he forgives her, making her his bride.