The cast members all sit around to complain about Andy’s latest failed attempt at marriage. No steady job, no prospects, always chasing after several girls at once. Later in the lodge hall, Andy talks with Kingfish about his failed attempt at getting married. Particularly with his relationship with Madam Queen. What ever happened to old Madam Queen anyway? Andy doesn’t care much, his main concern is getting a job as he reads the classifieds with Kingfish.
Elsewhere, a well to do man talks with his woman about leaving town, and the need to hire a driver for her while he’s gone. Guess who? It’s Madam Queen with her new man. I have a feeling that some paths are about to recross.
The man stops in to talk to Andy, but Kingfish is on hand to help handle the business management of his friend. What is needed is a man who is going to be unappealing, and keep Madam Queen from having a roving ye. After seeing Andy, the man is satisfied.
Later, Andy drives up in the fancy new Cadillac. Andy begins to get a feeling of deja vu when he recognizes a hint of perfume in the car. Kingfish finds a wallet, and the two go through it and learn that Andy’s charge is to be Madam Queen. Can he get out of the deal? When Madam Queen sees Andy, she isn’t any more pleased to see him either. The boyfriend, Rocky, still has doubts, and to keep watch, he phones a friend to keep an eye on Andy.
Kingfish is approached by a friend, Calhoun, who is worried, and upset. He claims that Andy is going to be killed. He learned at the pool hall about the man who is to watch Andy, to make sure Andy doesn’t get too close to Madam Queen. Elsewhere, Andy drives Madam Queen and the two talk about old time. Good times, bad times, but Andy behaves and sticks to his driving. Although, he notices that they’re being followed. Still, there was enough compromising behavior that a bad report ha reached Rocky.
Rocky believes the report, and though Andy goes into hiding, he tracks him down. What will happen when the two meet again? What will the jealous Rocky do?
Spike Jones. 1948. In the Mood for Love.