Taking place in 1907, the show concerns vaudeville performer Lottie Gibson and her love affair with the Shakespearean actor, Dennis Emery. However, it turns out that Dennis comes with quite a bit of baggage. First, he needs $1000 to get his show back on the road. Thus, in a bid to help Dennis, Lottie jumps out of a hot air balloon at 3000 feet in order to earn the prize money. Then, Dennis’ ex-wife arrives with his bitter 17-year-old daughter, Betsy. Betsy has no desire to share her father with anyone. In the end, Lottie manages to win over both Betsy and Dennis.