A young Italian girl moves wIth her family to Queens, Long Island. Her goal in life is to be a ballerina and she goes each week to Brooklyn where she is studying ballet. After winning a scholarship to a high school she is devastated when her dance teacher tells her that her proportions are all wrong for ballet and that she would never be able to join a company.
Taking a sandwich and an apple with her, she walks to a lonely section to think what she must do. An old man, looking for scrap metal happens to be there and they talk. His ideas on life impact upon the young girl and gives a new impetus to her pursuits and eventually changes her whole life.
Jenny never mentioned her ambitions with the other girls but she always managed to get a roll in the plays they put on at school. She was told that she was quite good as an actress and w...