Sara Haden as Mrs.Katie Dingle
Queenie Smith as Mrs. Amendola
Chick Chandler as Phil Davis
Jimmy Conlin as Joe Mahoney
Rupert as Himself the Squirrel
Rupert, billed as the the World’s Greatest Entertainer by his manager Joe Mahoney, is a dancing squirrel.
The movie is about the Amendolas, a vaudeville family, that is struggling to make ends meet and they move into an apartment just before Christmas. The apartment is owned by Frank Dingle, a tightwad of a man. Joe Mahoney was a tenant in the building but is evicted by Mr. Dingle when he can’t pay his rent because he can’t sell Rupert’s act and Rupert takes up residency in the attic of the building.
Each week Mr. Dingle receives a check from his gold mine stock and, not trusting banks, deposits the cash into the wall of his bedroom – right into Rupert’s paws.
Overhearing the plight of the Amendolas, Rupert takes each week’s deposit and drops it into the Amendola’s apartment for them. And in the meantime, a romance
is blossoming between the Amendola’s daughter, Rosalinda, and Mr. Dingle’s son, Pete.