After two years abroad, war correspondents Mike and Ann return to the United States to an unexpected welcome. While they were gone, the network's publicity agent turned Ann into a media sensation as the great female reporter who can hold her own in combat. Despite their plans to be together, Ann gets swept up in the speeches, parties, and in being a celebrity.
The Bodericks are a middle-aged couple facing a marital crisis. Helen, insecure about her plain looks, flies off the handle when George tells her about running into an old girlfriend. He goes to visit his old flame Margie and is upset to find she doesn't remember him as fondly as he does her. In fact, she thinks he's someone else entirely.
High school teacher Miss Buell, responsible for the senior class play, is upset that the students get to elect the cast members. They've voted for Harry Santis, the arrogant star football player as the male lead in Romeo and Juliet.
It's the Roaring 20s and Marge is the life of the party. Her flavorless cousin Bernice is visiting from Wisconsin and, despite having money, is a real wet blanket. Marge tries giving her advice on coming out of her shell before publicly challenging her to bob her hair, a major act of rebellion during those days.
Sally Servewell is the popular food editor of a women's magazine. In reality, she's the pen name of a guy named Mike. When the editor decides Sally would boost circulation if she was TV, an attractive woman from the typing pool is selected to be Sally on a cooking show. The new-found fame quickly changes "Sally" from sweet and innocent into a demanding "star," despite the fact that she is helpless in the kitchen without Mike directing her every move.