In the second half of the 50s prosperity gently breaks in the Netherlands, but not for Bob Somers, his father and four sisters. The son of a village coal merchant is destined Bob the business from his father to take over. A spark strikes when Bob in town visiting a revue. Not only between him and the tinsel of the revue, but also between Bob and Jeanne, the daughter of the owner of a business in modern household appliances. Bob moves to the city and gets a job as a stagehand to and witnesses the daily routine of the revue show.