|Pir Marini||Pir the Piano Player|
|Jack Ackerman||Jack, Director of Dance Studio|
At a party, Lelia, a young African-American girl with a light complexion, meets Tony, a somewhat callow white musician, and they begin a romance. Lelia thinks she's in love, but Tony is surprised when he meets her older brother, Hugh, and realizes she's black. Hugh is an unsuccessful singer with a hostile attitude, while Lelia's other sibling, Ben, is trying to make it as a trumpet player when he isn't getting into trouble.