Knockabout romantic comedy starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. Gable plays Jim Gannon, a tough, self-educated newspaper editor who writes an article disparaging the idea that newspaper journalism can be taught, in response to the news that a class is being set up to teach the subject to aspiring journalists. Gannon's publisher senses a story in the making, and so sends Gannon to attend the class, under an assumed name, which is being run by feisty Erica Stone (Day), the daughter of a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. Before long Gannon's writing skills have brought him to the top of the class, and an underlying attraction has developed between teacher and student. However, Erica's arrogant fiancé, Dr Hugo Pine (Gig Young) and Gannon's nightclub singer girlfriend Peggy DeFore (Mamie Van Doren) are the obstacles standing in the way of true love.