When attractive redhead Lorna Fernie is taken on to play saxophone in a postwar Glasgow dance band, she is at first over the moon - especially when she and likeable trumpet player, Rod Warren, fall in love. But then disaster strikes. Rod leaves her, she loses her job, and it is only when she forms her own band - the Melody Girls - that the future gradually brightens. Fate, however, still holds a surprise for her: one that she will need all her courage to face . . .