Slim Canton, in college during the late ’50s, meets Natalie Adams, a top engineering student and beautiful blonde who is hateful toward him. Despite that, Slim is drawn to her. He comes to the conclusion that she wouldn’t have time for him when he learns she’s had a string of boy friends, all of them prominent men on campus. When she relents and agrees to help him with calculus, his hopes soar. After the help session, he takes a desperate step to pursue a relationship with Natalie, hoping to be the end of a string of boy friends.