Kitty O'Moyne, an Irish immigrant just arriving in the US, is so eager to get a look at her new homeland that she accidentally falls overboard into the harbor. Tim McCool dives in and rescues her, and she winds up falling in love with him. The only problem is that Tim is mixed up with local gangsters.
Sheldon Farrington, a Broadway producer, has been running into a streak of bad luck at the racetrack and has lost a bundle. To cover his losses, he comes up with the idea of selling a percentage of his latest show to investors. Sheldon's bad luck gets even worse when one of those investors turns out to be the shady Max Winslow.
WW I vet Ace Johnson has fallen on hard times and needs money, so when a chance to buy a hijacked liquor truck from gangster Dutch Miller comes up, he takes it. His bad luck turns worse when he winds up charged with the murder of the truck's original owner.
Pinkky unwittingly witnesses a gangland killing, and the killers are after her. To keep her out of harm's way, Duke comes up with a plan to hide her by enrolling her as a student in the local college--as a boy.
Bookie Mitch Mitchell has a reputation as one of the toughest men in New York City, but Pinky believes that there's some good hidden deep inside him someplace. She enlists the help of his son Andy and the Boy Scouts to bring out Mitch's good side.
Bootlegger Jack Bennett gets into a fight with his girlfriend, Colleen McCullough, and she hits her head on a heater and dies. Pinky witnessed the fight and knows it was an accident, but Bennett isn't taking any chances on leaving loose ends and has Pinky kidnapped.
A burlesque comic holds a theater owner responsible for the death of his girlfriend. He sees a chance for revenge by getting the owner's daughter a part in a new play opening on Broadway, fully aware that the strong-willed man is fanatically opposed to his daughter's desire to become an actress.
Copy boy Chris Higbee finally gets his big break when he's given the temporary job of taking over the paper's "advice to the lovelorn" column. As things turn out, he may be needing someone to give him advice on that particular subject.