In one of the few musicals James Cagney starred in, Cagney plays Terry Rooney, a popular New York band leader. He moves to California with his wife (Evelyn Daw) after being offered a lucrative Hollywood contract. Mr. Regan (Gene Lockhart), the head of the studio, believes that Rooney's lack of interest in becoming a star is arrogance on the band leader's part. So, when Rooney's first film is a huge success and hit for the studio, Regan tries to hide the truth from him. After returning from a holiday with his wife, Rooney discovers the extent of his fame. This is a sharply-scripted satire on Hollywood featuring some fine dancing from Cagney.