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Rennie Starr works as a mechanic with a Cadillac dealer, a skill he learned from his father. A long-time church choir member, he has a fine baritone voice. The band plays the classic pop tunes from the 1930s and 40s, his father’s favorites. Across the street from his workplace is the Silver Hill Club, a popular nightspot with a small band that plays the same popular music that he has listened to with his father all his life. One evening Rennie is sitting in the club singing softly along with the band. It's a quiet night with a small crowd, and the owner's wife hears him and invites him to sing along with the band. The bandleader checks Rennie out: He knows the songs, he knows the words, and he knows how to sing them. He gets a shot. The club invites him back to sing again—the audience likes him, especially the women.

Before long Rennie is a popular local singer, and as crowds get bigger, the owners decide to move to a larger location and add some new members to the band. He is especially popular with the females in the audience, both for his smooth baritone and his handsome appearance. They soon have a reputation as a fine music spot and are attracting larger crowds. Rennie, their star singer, is invited to appear at nearby popular locations. When he gets invited to appear in Nashville with a female country singer, his career seems ready to take off. Women flock to him, and romance seems possible, but will it be real, or just a temporary fling?

At last he discovers that there is a price to pay for fame, and he wonders whether he is willing to pay it. When other options appear, he has to make choices. He finds that stardom can be a lonely place to dwell.

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