The first steps of young Connie Monroe's stage career in New York come easier to her than they would for most girls, but her rather glamourous story does have its value in showing where some of the breaks do lie. From her home near Pasadena, a post-high school summer in community plays and coaching from a famous theatrical pair, the Hunts, Connie goes East to try her wings. She lives at the Dramatic Arts Club, and has bad luck at first. Then she lands a part in a play that wins the Critics' Award. Meanwhile her affairs with unimaginative Bob, and imaginative Steve, at Princeton, balance off to an understanding with Steve who wants to direct, so that marriage and career can be successfully combined. A picture of the surface, without its undercurrents, to thrill aspirants.