Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his
apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent
antique collector next door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous
father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.