When Walter Gulick, played by Elvis Presley, shows up in a small town in New York's Catskills region, the recently discharged GI wants nothing more than to be a mechanic. When shady boxing promoter Willy Grogan's sister arrives, he wants Rose to stay away from Walter. One day Willy needs a sparring partner for a fighter, and Walter shows skill in the ring. Soon Walter is knocking down opponents and set for a big title fight. But what will he do when he's pressured to take a fall?
The movie musical also stars Gig Young, Charles Bronson, and Lola Albright.