Life was tough after the Second World War - at least for those who were not fabulously wealthy or one of the tiny coterie of British film and theatre stars. Little wonder then that Elsie Lancaster, granddaughter of a theatrical landlady, thinks of nothing but becoming a star. Surprising, given their different origins, that Oliver Plunkett shares the same ambition - he comes from old money. Groomed from childhood by his father's theatre-mad butler, there is no other world to which Oliver aspires.
No such ambition infuses his best friend, the kooky Coco Hampton. Theatre for her is all about costume. That they all become involved with Portly Cosgrove - sometime manager and soon-to-be agent - is inevitable, as is their emotional entanglement with one another. Come success or failure, they dance to the distant music of fame and fortune . . .