The story of Fanny Brice, a Jewish actress and gifted comedienne from Brooklyn who has been performing since she was thirteen, and made her way up to the top of the New York entertainment world. She captivates the audience and enchants Nicky Arnstein, a professional gambler, who courts her. She is invited to join a tour of the legendary producer Florenz Ziegfeld’s Follies and becomes a star, but when her beloved is forced to leave the country on business, she decides to abandon the stage and go with him. When they return from an overseas gambling tour, Fanny returns to the stage and Arnstein once again becomes embroiled in debt and is convicted of embezzlement. Will love triumph against all odds?