Dora, driven away from her town by malicious gossip following her first love affair, has a series of short-lived adventures until she falls in love with Nino, a small time crook. In Parma, a police officer courts her but she keeps thinking of Nino and makes up her mind to join him. But he has found a new lover.
Different takes are used in the final scene. Her complexion appears flawless inside the deli but has noticeable breakout bumps in the closeup shot when she reapplies her makeup outside.