A couple of elderly con artists posing as penniless operators of a foster home find an easy sucker in Goldie By the time they've finished trotting out their phony household of orphans, Goldie's eager to raise $20,000 for them.
Mr. Seaton is busy fighting off the advances of a beautiful blond showgirl. Goldie agrees to help him by posing as his wife.
Roy runs away from home after Goldie punishes him for fighting at school. He's afraid to tell her that he got into the fight because the other boy made a rude comment about her.
After Goldie pressures Pat to do something useful with her life, she moves out to concentrate on her painting. Goldie goes to check on her ward, overhears a play being rehearsed, and thinks the girl's running off with a Southern gold digger.
Fearing that the children are becoming spoiled, Goldie puts them to the test by making them think the Strickland fortune has disappeared.