In this wonderful comedy of circumstances Owen Waterbury (Kirk Douglas) is a best-selling author who seems incapable of keeping his secretaries.... and he doesn't really know why! He struck it lucky when he recruited aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord (Laraine Day) who coincidentally also believes it to be her lucky day to have landed a position with a top novelist. Her euphoria soon turns to disappointment as it begins to dawn on her that her hero of the written word is little more than a playboy with a roving eye using his apartment as his office. After a tiresome spell of seeing blondes paraded through the office-apartment Steve decides she can take no more, and, as with his previous secretaries, she resigns, Owen though, has become attached to Steve, an emotion he's never felt before, and he wants her back. But to achieve that there's only one thing to do and it's going to hurt, he has to discard his playboy image and marry her... simple as that!