Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior is going to or performing in burlesque shows, which promotes casual sex. Indeed, many in the audience at one burlesque show in New York have only sex on their mind, including young unmarried couple James and Jane, office colleagues Peggy and Betty (Peggy who is trying to seduce Betty), and Paul Lorenz's son himself, Tom Lorenz, who is looking forward to an after show group sex party, which will include some of the girls from the show, such as Sheila Wayne, who has syphilis but treats it as casually as her sex. One of the show girls who won't be attending the party is Millicent Hamilton. From a small town, good girl Millicent's pre-engagement to her boyfriend Wendel Hope was interrupted when she won a beauty contest with a trip to New York. She found life in New York more difficult than she expected...
Protect your daughters!
Did You Know?
When Millicent is talking to her landlady, the window in the background falls shut. This distracts the actress, who nearly flubs her line. See more
Prints shown on television, and marketed on VHS and DVD carry a copyright date of MCMXXXIV (1934), which is incorrect. It should be MCMXXXVIII (1938). See more
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy See more