Bruce (Malcolm McDowell) is a lively young man with an irrepressible sense of fun and a sharp eye for a pretty girl. Returning home slightly the worse for wear after a wedding, Bruce suddenly collapses in the lift of the block of flats in which he lives. When Bruce wakes up in hospital, he finds that he is unable to walk and the doctors cannot diagnose his problem. When his family is unable to house him, Bruce is forced to move to a convalescence home. Here he becomes bitter about his situation and resents the intrusion of the other inmates upon his melancholy state. After a while Bruce strikes up a friendship with fellow inmate Jill (Nanette Newman) and under her influence, he begins to enjoy life again. Falling deeply in love, Bruce and Jill decide to get married against the wished of the home's owners. Faced with the prospect of having to move out of the home and seek work, will Bruce and Jill's love survive?