Gidget's Foreign Policy
Gunner Malstrom brings his fiancée, Inge Lindner, to the Lawrence home as a houseguest until the university opens. Subservient to her husband-to-be, Inge insists on getting to her studies at once. Determined to bring Inge into the modern world, Gidget persuades her to study at the beach. Inge learns quickly how to get on with the boys they meet. Gidget realizes what she has done when Mark, her own boy friend, begins dating Inge. Then Gunner returns and is disturbed by the change in Inge. Gidget acts the compliant female, which meets Gunner's approval. When Inge, wishing to dance to more modern music, refuses to waltz with Gunner, he joins Gidget in the kitchen. Feeling Inge is using him to fight Gunner, Mark immediately follows, leaving Inge alone. Later, Inge demands more time for fun. Gunner describes Gidget as the thoughtful type of girl he would like for his wife. Getting no place with words, Gunner spanks Inge. With Gunner once more in command, Inge returns to her studies. When Gidget finds that Mark also likes to feel superior, she decides she has set women's rights back a hundred years.