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Colin, a young teacher who owns a boardinghouse in London, does not have the knack of attracting women; his tenant, Tolen, on the other hand, has so many women swarming around him that he is able to hold a reunion of girl friends at Albert Hall. Colin decides that a brass bed would improve his luck, and Tom, an artist tenant who acts as a stabilizing influence on both men, takes him to a junkyard to find one. While rolling the bed home through the streets, they come upon Nancy Jones, an innocent young woman from the provinces looking for the Y. W. C. A. The men offer to assist her, but instead she helps them push the bed, causing traffic jams and creating hysteria along the way. After reaching the house, Tolen demonstrates his amorous technique for Colin, intending for the latter to take over after Nancy becomes romantically inclined; Colin awkwardly bungles his opportunity, however, and Nancy leaves with Tolen on his motorcycle. Colin and Tom take off in pursuit and finally catch up with them in the park, where Nancy has fainted from the excitement. Despite Tolen's denials, Nancy claims to have been raped. Tolen, unnerved by the persistent accusations, loses his grip on her, enabling Colin to assert his own influence as he and Nancy become fast friends. Colin, it seems, has learned the knack at last.