Willy Forster is an out-of-work singer. His wife, Therese, has to work as a seamstress in order to keep the family going. This situation and a flirtation Willy has with a young woman leads to the young couple's separation. Fifteen years later Willy, now a famous singer, tries to regain his place in Therese's affections, particularly because he discovers that her fourteen year old daughter is his child and is enthusiastic about music. In the end Therese and her daughter settle on a man who has proven himself to be a good friend over the years, whereas Willy realizes how much he has come to rely on his manager, a woman.