powered by AFI
Greg, a freelance photographer, is chased from a California beach into the surf by a Great Dane. When Greg emerges from the freezing water, Bernice, the dog's owner, takes him to her house to dry out. As a result of the escapade, Greg develops a high fever and is obliged to stay on as a houseguest for 5 days. Greg finally returns to his own place, however, but learns from his landlady that Bernice has moved all of his things into her house. His life becomes even more complicated when he lands two jobs for the same hours in the same building. By carefully arranging his coffee breaks and lunch hours, he manages to circulate back and forth and please both bosses, the informal Mike Lansdown and the straitlaced Penlow. Though Bernice rents a house for Greg, she fakes a serious illness so that she may become his temporary tenant. Despite the girl's eccentric behavior, Greg eventually realizes that he has fallen in love with her. Disconcerted, now that their relationship has become serious, Bernice disappears; but her friend Harry leads Greg to find her on the beach, where the couple are reunited.