|Harold Lloyd||Harold Meadows|
|Jobyna Ralston||Mary Buckingham (rich girl)|
|Richard Daniels||Jerry Meadows (poor man)|
|Carlton Griffin||Ronald DeVore (rich man)|
The Poor Boy is a bashful tailor's apprentice who longs to be a published author. Heading for the city to sell his romantic anthology, he encounters the Rich Girl on a train, and he helps her hide her dog from the conductor. Excited about a budding romance, the Poor Boy goes off to a publisher and gets rejected. Disheartened, he gives up on the Rich Girl. However, when the publisher changes his mind, the Poor Boy tries to rekindle the spark of romance.