Hearne is an oddball caretaker in charge of two apartment boilers he's lovingly dubbed "Mavis and Ethel." This unusual affection leads him into some unexpected problems, and he's fired from his job. Meanwhile, a wealthy man needs Hearne as the key to an important deal. The handyman is
found just in time to save both the business man and Ethel, who is about ready to explode. Surprisingly, this offbeat story works with some good humor, the elements mixing with effectiveness.