Sacked from his job in provincial Repertory theatre, actor Chick Byrd moves into digs in London with Julian, a fellow actor. Julian's career soars after a successful screen test, but Chick's meets with continued failure. After the suicide of a friend, Chick is informed by his widow that just after his friend's death he was offered a job by Tommy Morris an agent. Chick contacts Tommy and takes his dead friend's job for a TV commercial. Chick finally finds fame when the commercial is a hit and he's signed for a series of commercials for breath mints. Confident of his talents for the first time, but fearing he may have Selling out, Chick leaves London to return to rep.