Solid performances from Tracy and Wright as the concerned parents although Simmons seems out of her depth (although it befits the character). Working-class Clinton Jones is dismayed that his daughter Ruth is stagestruck and tries to persuade her to a more conventional life. When she is rejected for theater roles in Boston, dad finally realizes how much being an actress means to his little girl and he gives Ruth his only valuable possession to sell so she can move to New York. Film debut of Perkins as the suitor. Based on Gordon's autobiographical play "Years Ago."