The story unfolds during the "Roaring 20s," when a lonely architect, Kent Stevensen travels from his home in Chicago to Los Angeles to visit his actress cousin, Ramona. During the train trip, a tragic accident occurs. But, Kent helps a cowboy rescue two women. Finally, he reaches Los Angeles to reunite with Ramona, just before her audition for a movie. A flamboyant piano player from New Orleans pursues Ramona romantically, but during the movie filming, she meets a handsome stuntman, and becomes interested in him. She also encourages Kent to try to meet girls, but he lacks confidence, and struggles to find the right combination of words and approach for success. The piano player and stuntman eventually learn about each other, and exciting moments follow when they vie for Ramona's love.