Elaine May writes, directs and stars in this romantic comedy alongside Walter Matthau. Having spent his entire inheritance, wealthy playboy Henry Graham (Matthau) is desperately searching for a new way to make more money. With no apparent skills to fend for himself, Henry vows to marry a wealthy woman so she can support him and makes a bet with his Uncle Harry (James Coco) that he can do so within six weeks. But if he fails to do so Henry must hand all of his assets over to his uncle. When he meets wealthy heiress and botany professor Henrietta Lowell (May) Henry believes she is the answer to his financial woes. Despite Uncle Harry's best interventions, the pair get married but for how long will it remain that way?