Cast & Crew
When the Saxon Music Company agrees to publish their song for a fee of fifty dollars, small town songwriters Roy Spencer and Chet Carson are confident that they are on the brink of success and travel to New York to meet Saxon. Unknown to the pair, Saxon, a shyster who agrees to publish any song for fifty dollars, has just died. At the office of Saxon Music, Saxon's niece Linda, who has come all the way from Ohio to inherit her uncle's estate, learns that the estate is worthless and her uncle was a crook. Soon after, songwriters Mitzie Stack and "Streak" Edwards barge into the office and demand that Linda refund their money. Roy and Chet then enter the room, and overhearing the conversation, Roy takes pity on Linda and pretends to be her uncle's rich partner who has come to bail out the business. Placated by Roy's promises, the irate songwriters leave. Shortly after, J. Waldemar Oates, a publisher and aspiring songwriter, appears and asks Roy to publish his song. After talking Waldemar into publishing the Saxon music catalogue, Roy assembles the songwriters and proposes that they pool their money and become partners in the music business. Although at first skeptical, they soon accept Roy's offer and begin a campaign to convince prominent band leaders to plug their tunes. Mitzie, Chet and Roy decide to approach band leader Larry Tyler, but when Tyler discovers that they represent Saxon Music, he orders them to leave his office. Dejected, they decide to serenade Tyler at this home that night, but their strategy fails when the band leader sleeps through their entire performance. The next day, Linda goes to Tyler's office to plead her case, and while in the waiting room, she overhears a soldier telling Tyler's secretary about the songs he heard performed by a G.I. dance band. The soldier's enthusiasm gives Linda the idea of asking G.I. dance bands across the country to play Saxon Music tunes. Linda's plan is a success and soon the Saxon songs are sweeping the country. One song is entered in a competition sponsored by the Composers' Academy Society. Linda, Streak, Mitzie, Roy and Chet assemble at the broadcast of the Larry Tyler show to hear the winner announced and are thrilled when their song "I Don't Want to Love You (Like I Do)" wins the prize. After congratulating them on their victory, Tyler admits that his hostility toward the Saxon Music Company stems from the fact that Saxon cheated him out of fifty dollars when he was a young songwriter.