O.K. Crackerby arrives in Palm Beach and promptly purchases the Havenhurst Hotel (rechristened the Havenhurst Crackerby), following which Crackerby sets his mischievous mind (and mountains of money) to securing the services of St. John Quincy as tutor to his three children.
What O.K. Crackerby wants he has means of getting. When Crackerby suspects a British dignitary of snubbing his invitation to an Oklahoma-style barbecue, Crackerby is ready to re-spark the Revolutionary War.
Crackerby's eccentric Oklahoma neighbor Aggie comes to Palm Beach and "hornswoggles" St. John away to come and tutor her "children": two beautiful blonde young women. Will the Crackerbys and Slim ever be able to woo him back?
Crackerby falls for and romances Miss Belmont, a young and attractive society woman. Will St. John's suspicions that she is only interested in Crackerby's money prove true? And will St. John's warnings to Crackerby fall on deaf ears?
When Aunt Penny's Palm Beach Philharmonic Society starts circling the drain, it's O.K. Crackerby to the rescue. But can even Crackerby and Slim secure the services of a symphony and a renowned conductor by Saturday night?
Crackerby and Co. head west to Hollywood to visit his recently acquired movie studio. Arriving amidst crisis, Crackerby must draw on his down-home Oklahoma know-how to try and bring back to earth a primadonna starlet smitten with an Italian playboy.