Cornelia Bullock, a spoiled socialite offers a vagrant, Godfrey Smith, five dollars to be her "forgotten man" for a scavenger hunt during the Great Depression. Godfrey is seriously angry and causes her to fall on a pile of ashes. Cornelia leaves in a fury -- much to the joy of her younger sister Irene who is very kind. At the Waldorf-Ritz Hotel Godfrey is proofen to be as a „forgotten man", but he also addresses the rich. This makes Irene apologetic and therefore, she offers him a job as a butler.
Tommy, a family guest is curious to know what one of the elite "Parkes of Boston" is doing as a butler. Godfrey explains that a love affair had left him broken, but the optimistic attitude of the men living at the dump changed his spirit.
Different schemes develop in the Bullock household between the two daughters, the finanical problems of the father and Godfrey. All this changes Godfrey's situation -- but he never forgets his time at the dump and gives back.
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