Patricia (gorgeous Sylvia Sidney) is a freshman and keen to get on with her life at college.Campus romeo, Dan (Philips Holmes), is completely smitten with her but sorority bad girl Peggy (delicious Claudia Dell) has her eye on him as well. Patricia thinks she has found her ideal man but Peggy puts her wise - Dan is hers!!! (Dan is completely oblivious to Peggy's "charms" - he doesn't really like her). That doesn't stop him taking Peggy out "necking" one night (Pat is giving him the "air") on a road patrolled by police - they are spotted and in the pursuit a policeman is thrown off his bike.
In the ensuing "scandal" Peggy comes forward as the owner of the vanity case that was found in the abandoned car and is thrown out of college. She confesses to Pat that Dan was with her under duress - he never stopped thinking of Pat!!! Pat has now become Hal's (Norman Foster) girl but she secretly loves Dan. She and Dan finally make up on a ski trip. Hal is upset and goes to the dean with the confession that it was Dan in the car with Peggy and Dan is expelled. Dan thinks that Pat told on him and Hal (the fink!!!) who is with him, does not confess - he even offers Dan money ($120) to see him on his way!!!! Peggy comes back to collect some dresses and when Pat tells her the "news" Peggy's manipulations go into high gear. She tells Pat to go after Hal and trap him into marriage, which she does but very unwillingly!!!
After 3 years Dan comes back and is invited by Hal to his home to meet his wife - Pat!!! The ending is quite startling. None of the players are sympathetic - at least Pat suffers with her deceit. Hal alternates between being a doormat and being particularly vindictive, especially in his scene at the end.
Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys appeared early on at a school dance. Bing (even with an awful hairpiece) was the emerging star, with Philips Holmes even shouting "Hello Bing" at him - a sure sign of Crosby's growing celebrity. He croons "Out of Nowhere", a huge hit of the year from Paramount's "Dude Ranch" and then the boys join him for a rollicking "Ya Got Love" - a chance to see why the Rhythm Boys were so popular.