Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.
- Peter Tewksbury
- Arnold Peyser
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
A traveling Chautauqua show. an educational and entertainment troupe, pitch their tents in a small American town with an ensemble of speakers, lecturers, teachers, musicians, and actors as manager Walter Hale must deal with a myriad of problems, including small town prejudice and politics, nepotism, union problems, and a murder.