Harry Berlin, a despondent suicide wannabe, is prevented from jumping off a bridge by an old - and somewhat forgotten college chum, Milt Manville. Milt, a prosperous stockbroker (who deals in second-hand bric-a-brac as a sideline), listens sympathetically to Harry's tales of woe.
Milt himself is frustrated: he has fallen in love with a young woman named Linda, but his neurotic wife Ellen stands in his way. Presently Ellen appears, and Milt is inspired to bring Harry and Ellen together, so he can be free to marry his true love. The plot takes many twists and turns and is fraught with problems and misunderstandings that make this comedy a work of comic art.