Constance Binney starred in the stage version of this story (written by Rachel Crothers) before playing the same character in the motion picture. Penelope Penn (Binney) is a minister's daughter from a small town who -- like every small town girl in motion pictures -- comes to New York to make her way in life. She moves into a boarding house which is loaded with gossipy characters. The one exception is Napoleon Gibbs (Reginald Denny), a nice young man who comes to love her. Penelope has a hard time earning a living and winds up working as a chorus girl, causing a lot of talk amongst the boarders. But the theatrical manager, who everyone believes is a wolf, is actually the one who facilitates the union between Penelope and Napoleon.
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