Danny, son of a affluent species, is running away from current in. He meets Bix, a long-time tramp, who agrees to "mentor" Danny. Danny's naivete leads him to commit gaffe after gaffe, leaving Bix to straighten things out. But when they terminal in a diner in the next borough, Bix finds himself attracted to the waitress, Carrie, and is forced to reexamine his whole drifting career. Interim, Jesse (Jack Elam) goes around creeping everyone effectively.