This is a delightful romantic comedy with Joan Blondell as the bubbly Jenny Swanson from Maple Leaf Minnesota, a struggling waitress, who dreams of going to Paris.
Working in the Butterfly Tea Room, she waits on the table of exchange professor Ronald Brooke (Melvyn Douglas) and captures his attention with her sassy remarks. After seeing an article in the newspaper about a "Miss Lola Ray who won a suit worth $100,000 for breach of promise to marry and is now off sailing to Paris", she decides to do the same: have some one propose to her and if he takes it back, sue him.
When her first attempt to blackmail college boy Ted Dayton Jr. fails on account of a "flutter", she has to leave town, and takes the train to New York. At the station she stumbles upon professor Brooke and his fiancée's brother Tom Brand (Alan Curtis).
Jenny and Tom travel together, and he takes her to all the swanky night clubs in New York. She becomes the house guest at his grandfather's home and one of the bridesmaids of Sylvia (Joan Perry), Brooke's fiancée. The grandfather Olaf Brand (Walter Connolly) likes her a lot and Tom has fallen in love. Professor Brooke, knowing of her plan, is mortified and tries to stop her.
What will happen next? Will the flutter she feels tell her right from wrong? Can she be a good girl and go to Paris?