Russell (Clark Gable) is a Broadway producer mired in a mid life crisis. He looses financial backing when he is considered "over the hill" by others. His ex-wife presents him with a birthday cake with enough candles to illuminate New York at night, further adding to his anxiety. He soon falls for a younger woman and rescues his old mentor from a bout with booze. Based on the Samson Raphaelson play "Accent On Youth."