James, an elderly English gentleman and ex Army Officer, is now living in Canada with his "Batman", Herbert, in strained circumstances. Whereas Herbert has a regular job as a doorman, James has been looking for work since 1945. It seems the world simply changed too much, as a result of the war, for James to cope; until, he meets a divorcee named Nola, who suggests his elegant manner perfectly suits him to be a head waiter. Meanwhile, the landlady, Maudie, has her eyes set on Herbert. For James and Herbert, a cup of tea is all they ask. Maudie and Nola, on the other hand, have other, more carnal, desires.