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The Cohen and Kelly families have been the best of friends in the small town of Hillsboro for years. Moe and Sarah Cohen's son Melville, who is in love with Michael and Maggie Kelly's daughter Kitty, sends her picture to Continental Productions in Hollywood after they advertise for new actresses. Kitty wins a contract with the company, and her family moves to Hollywood, where they meet with success and buy a mansion. After receiving a postcard from the Kellys saying "wish you were here," the Cohens sell their theatre in Hillsboro and move to Hollywood, but are snubbed on arrival by the now snobbish Kellys. Kelly loses all his money on Kitty's next picture, which is a flop because Kitty's voice does not register well for the new sound films. Now the tables turn, and it is the Cohens who experience success, but relations are no longer friendly between the two families. Melville sells his songs to motion pictures until songs are no longer a fad in films, and the Cohens once again go broke. Chesterfield, who was a butler for both families at different times, opens an elocution school and now it is his turn for wealth. The Cohens buy back their old jalopy and return to Hillsboro. On the way, they rescue the Kellys, whose car broke down, and upon renewing their friendship, they return to the happy life in Hillsboro they once knew.