Ben Randall plans to sell his wonderful country home thorough his real estate broker and fiancee Shelia Mitchell. The home was once owned by famous movie star Veronica Chamberlain, who mysteriously disappeared fifty years ago and whose picture still hangs in the living room facing the wall as the play begins. On a dark and stormy night Miss Chamberlain returns with her escort for the evening, playboy Kingsley Langsford Harrington III. For them, it is not fifty years but only four hours later and she is very surprised to find a stranger in her house. Aghast to learn he has it on the market, she scares the daylights out of the prospective buyer Shelia arrives with. Veronica is furious when she learns she is stuck in the future and leaves in a rage. Ben pretends not to care, but worries that she may pass through the door into a different time and be lost to him forever. In love, Ben must use all of his powers to persuade the charming, tempestuous, time traveling ghost that, really, there is no time like the present.