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Sailor Bob Jackson is notified by the Acme Music Publishing Co. that they are interested in publishing one of his songs, but they require a $200 payment to cover "expenses." His friends, Corky Mills, Bull Rogan and Deadpan Weaver, help put up the money, but, upon their arrival in New York City, they discover that they have been swindled. The sailors then travel all over the city to find a new publisher, but are told that Bob needs a big name act to introduce his first song before it can be published. Unable to pay their taxi fare, the sailors attempt to hide in the Service Men's Canteen, but they are followed there by their female taxi driver Pat Rogers. Pat finds singer Nanette's gold cigarette case, and gives it to the sailors to return, knowing that she will get her money if Nanette agrees to sing one of Bob's songs. The sailors go to the Smart Set nightclub, where Nanette has been arguing with her jealous boyfriend and manager, Lou Asher. When Lou sees Bob with the cigarette case, he thinks that the sailor is Nanette's secret sweetheart, and forces Bob to go with him to the singer's apartment. Pat and the sailors follow them, and arrive at the apartment just as Lou is having some of his henchmen work over Bob. Pat goes for help, and with the assistance of her fellow female cab drivers, Lou and his men are defeated. Later, Nanette introduces Bob's first published song at the Service Men's Canteen, and Bob and Pat are married.