Woody Allen's view of the 1930s is a period of vibrant nightlife, movie stars, playboys, gangsters, amazing music and loads of glamor! Bobby Dorfman decides to leave New York and go to Hollywood and visit his influential uncle Phil who works in the film industry. Phil is not immediately overjoyed by having to take care of his nephew, but eventually offers him a job as a messenger boy. Bobby soon falls in love with the secretary Vonnie, who unfortunately already has a boyfriend. Bobby is content to be a close friend of hers until the day Vonnie knocks on his door telling him her boyfriend dumped her. Björn Jansson on Swedish Radio P4 describes it as a "masterpiece of triviality".