The story (based on a 1933 German comedy) follows Victoria, a penniless out-of work soprano, whose life is changed when she meets a struggling gay impresario and, with his help, becomes "Victor", an overnight singing sensation in the nightclubs of Paris. But, Victor's success becomes hilariously complicated when he/she meets the love of his/her life, King Marchan, a macho Chicago gangster. King sees Victor's act and finds himself -- to his bewilderment -- attracted to the star. Needless to say, King's syntax-mangling, blonde bombshell girlfriend is not amused. More hilarity ensues.