John Hern, a theatrical manager, advertises for chorus girls. Hazel Dorn, a pretty little country girl who has been singing in a church choir, sees the ad and despite the entreaties of her mother and J. Bell, her sweetheart, decides to answer. She is only one among many and the musical director tells Hern that her voice is none too good, but her youth and beauty has pleased Hern and he tells the director to sign her up any way. Hern sees that Hazel is given a good part and during rehearsals invites her to lunch, sends her flowers and beautiful clothes, which he tells her she can pay for later. Fanny Rice, a sort of adventuress, who has had an affair with Hern early in her life, tries to warn Hazel, but Hazel becomes indignant, telling her that Mr. Hern has nothing but a fatherly interest in her. Fanny intercepts a telegram Hern sends to Hazel, asking her to go away with him that night. Fanny changes the numbers on hers and Hazel's doors, which are close together and when Hern raps as ...
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