Charles Laughton is the head of a troupe of “Buskers,” London street entertainers who warm up the theatre crowds and Vivien Leigh co-stars as Liberty, a dancer who becomes his lead attraction. Loathing her life as a street entertainer, Libby is discovered by songwriter Harley Prentiss (Rex Harrison) and is on her way to stardom. She dismisses Charles as being one rung up from a street beggar, while Prentiss steals Laughton’s act and turns it into a smash London show with Libby as the main attraction. At the height of her success, Libby revisits her past and realizes, after her former busker companion, Gentry (Tyrone Guthrie), reminds her how badly she has treated the person responsible for her success. In an emotional reconciliation, she tries to use her success to help Charles get “inside” the theatre. Not destined to be a star, Charles is vindicated by her attention and is able to resume his destiny as the leader of his busker troupe.