Rita Santiago's father, Don Antonio, stubbornly refuses to give permission for her to marry Julio Bertolin, a struggling medical student, because he wants his daughter to marry a rich Brazilian. Because of this, Julio leaves medical school and determines to gain wealth and position for himself by becoming a singer. He soon moves to Los Angeles and becomes a popular singer in a Latin American cabaret owned by "El Chato." A dancer at the cabaret, Ana Celia Ramos, falls in love with Julio, and angers El Chato, who is in love with her and extremely jealous. When he confronts Ana about her feelings for Julio, El Chato becomes so enraged that he accidentally kills her, then places the blame on Julio. Julio is then arrested for the crime, but is eventually cleared of the crime by Anita, Ana's six-year-old daughter. The girl reveals that just before Ana died, she told her daughter her killer's identity.