After being snubbed by the townspeople of Newboro, Martha Mason leave the town to make a name for herself. She returns seven years later as a famous celebrity and decides to donate a large sum to one of the towns' civic organizations. Her gift is thwarted by Ben Colwell, who has political ambitions. Colwell has plans to marry Anne Paisley, daughter of the richest man in town. But when Colwell learns Martha is worth thirty million dollars, he turns his affections to her. Martha encourages him only to show him up in front of the whole town. Colwell's political ambitions are shattered, and a satisfied Martha leaves town.