Frank Sinatra shines as a gifted, but quick tempered, up and coming lounge singer Danny Wilson who makes a meagre hung singing In dive bars and hustling pool with best friend mike Ryan (Alex ilicol). Even with a set of golden tonsils, "Easy Street" isn't so easy for Danny to find. One night, by chance, they meet entertainer Jog Carroll (Shelleg Winters), who gets them a job at gangster Nick Driscoll's (Raymond Burr) well-to-do nightclub. But nick, seeing the future potential in Danny's career, wants a high price - 50% of all Danny's future earnings! Soon Danny's career takes off and with success comes love, money and... complications! A messy love triangle emerges, with Danny falling head over heels for Joy, the club's star singer, who in turn is smitten with his pianist and best friend Mike.