In this comedy, Wally Cook is a hotshot reporter condemned to writing obituaries. Anxious to get back in the good graces of his editor Oliver Stone, Cook pounces on the story of New England girl Hazel Flagg, who is reportedly dying from radiation poisoning. To redeem himself after a hoax, Cook proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg. Hazel discovers she really doesn''t have radium poisoning, but still accepts the big fling in New York that Cook offers her. At first, she has a great time, but complications arise when she and Wally fall in love, and an Austrian specialist discovers that Hazel is faking.