New York City's Waldorf-Astoria hotel is bustling with guests and crisscrossing story lines. Movie star Irene Malvern (Ginger Rogers) is fighting depression while awaiting the debut of her latest film. James Hollis (Van Johnson) is a wounded vet awaiting a surgery that will decide whether he lives or dies. Martin X. Edley (Edward Arnold) is a con artist hatching a scheme; Bunny Smith (Lana Turner) is the gorgeous stenographer intent on sharing his riches. It'll all be resolved at checkout time.