Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend who was a millionaire? Gildersleeves does. He is thrilled to know that his friend Ben will be coming for a visit. As he warns Leroy and Marjorie to be on their best behavior, he describes his friend as he knew him in his college days, a thin, geeky, backwards kind of guy.
Birdie is working hard in the kitchen to prepare a special meal, when the Judge visits with neighbor Ellen Knickerbocker. Gildy gloats about the chain of radio stations that his friend now owns. The big moment arrives and the formalities begin. With all the good impressions made, it appears that good old Ben is putting the moves on Gildie’s gal, Ellen. It’s not working the way that Gildy planned when his friend stays the weekend, and does some moving even closer on the lovely neighbor as Gildersleeves tries to go about his normal work routine.
What he needs is some advice, something to lift his spirits, he goes to visit Peavey. Gildersleeves tells how he wouldn’t stoop sto low as to take a friends lady friend. He wouldn’t stoops so low as to get back by pulling a prank on an old friend, would he? In the words of Peavey, “Well now, I wouldn’t say that.”
At home Marjorie tells her uncle that he ought to go to the country club and horn in on the golfing action where Ben and Ellen are golfing today. Ellen and Ben seem to be quite the golfers, can Gildy keep up? Let’s just say he gets the strokes for par, but doesn’t leave the tee. The depressed Gildy goes to seek comfort from Floyd the barber. Floyd may not be well educated, but he understand what to do about winning a woman back. He offers some practical advice in showing up the millionaire friend. Ben may own the station, but what does he know about repairing a radio set?
Gildy’s effort doesn’t seem to matter much, and the defeated Gildersleeves goes to say goodbye to Ellen before she is swept off her feet. Is this really goodbye for Ellen? Has Gildy lost to a better man? Listen and learn to see if there’s a happy ending for our hero or not. However it shakes out, there won’t be any hard feelings, right?