A playwright has vowed to shoot himself unless someone agrees to option his play immediately. He appears at the office of producer Helen Osborne, an attractive and highly theatrical woman who is the reigning queen on a long running soap opera. Anxious to be off to an important meeting at Sardi's, the producer doesn't take the increasingly anxious writer seriously until he nails her door shut. Helen uses all of her feminine wiles to escape as the action escalates into a zany free for all in which writer ties producer to a chair and, with the help of an actor friend in the hall outside, reads the play to her with side splitting results. The producer finally turns the tables on the hapless writer as the action explodes into a fast paced farce uniting all three in an hilarious and madcap finale.