LOGLINE: Looking to get their musical careers out of a rut in 1939 New York City, a song plugger and a radio organist become composers.
SYNOPSIS: It's the spring of 1939 in New York City...and music-store song plugger SUE ELLEN CORNWALLIS and radio organist BARBARA "BABS" STEUART struggle to break out of the constraints that come with their jobs. While Sue Ellen's boss, JOHN MAXWELL, keeps trying to restrain this flashy pianist, Babs wants to add jazzier material to her radio repertoire...despite the wishes of her boss, VINCENT VALENTINE. When Babs can't find the tunes she wants (not even at Maxwell Music), she decides to write her own numbers. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen's efforts to play it straight become her own songs. It's not long before the two women join forces...and Sue Ellen talks Babs into playing the twosome's ditties on the radio (but it costs Babs her show and causes the duo to break up). Sue Ellen doesn't give up: She records the duo's songs and makes a deal to sell the platters at a Manhattan grocery...providing the two restore their partnership.