Given a second chance after her arrest for prostitution, Mae (Carole Lombard) decides to go straight. Mae is soon befriended by kindly cab driver Jimmy Doyle (Pat O'Brien) who gets her work at a diner, where she meets Gert (Shirley Grey), another former prostitute. Mae and Jimmy fall in love, marry and save to buy a small business. Gert then pleads for money from Mae, which results in her unwitting involvement in a crime. Believing Mae has lied and cheated him, Jimmy threatens to leave her.