Anna I (a singer) and her sister Anna II (a dancer) are from Louisiana. Sent off to earn money for their family, their dream is a house on the banks of the Mississippi. The sisters intend to amass the necessary capital in seven years – and preferably one year faster. They send all their income to their family, which consists of Mother, Father, Brother I and Brother II. Since only Anna I sings, the viewer is forced to take her story about Anna II at face value. Anna I is, as she herself proclaims, the practical and sensible of the two. Her sister, on the other hand, is ‘pretty, but just a little mad’. And yet the two sisters are actually one and the same person, they share everything and unfailingly serve each other's interests.