When James and Alita Hazitt have come to terms about their marriage, the two agree to get a divorce. When their daughter Lita, has arrived home from boarding school, the news is a shocked to her. Not wanting her family to separate, Lita decides to scheme a way for her parents to stay together no matter what. So Lita fakes a romance with actor Maurice Mansfield who she hopes that her parents will join forces to prevent a union from happening. However, when that backfires, she fakes a suicide note and runs away only to hide out in Dr. Dacer, the school doctors, office.