Taking place in 1920s Hollywood, this light-hearted romantic comedy focuses on two movie actors and how they deal with the transition from silent pictures to the early days of sound film. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamount are the toast of Hollywood. However, Lina has been cursed with a terrible, grating voice. Thus, problems occur when she and Don star in their first talking movie. Secretly, Don and the studio executives arrange to have a beautiful, up-and-coming actress, Kathy, mime for Lina. Luckily, the movie is a hit. However, Lina is furious. In the end, Lina’s terrible voice is revealed to the public and Don and Kathy fall in love.