In this slapstick farce, upper class New York couples arrive at the home of Deputy Mayor Charlie Brock and his wife Myra to attend their 10th wedding anniversary dinner party. It isn't much of a party since there is no food, except for a bag of pretzels. But that is the least of their worries since the host, hostess, and even the servants are missing from the party. Ken Gorman, a lawyer first discovers that Charlie has shot himself with a gun through the earlobe in a failed suicide attempt. For fear of how the media and police would react, Ken, his lawyer wife Chris Gorman and eventually the other couples, do everything possible to conceal the evening's events. Comedy arises when one lie-filled rumor leads to another in this outrageous game of telephone where small misconceptions wind up making a huge difference.