Jack Lemmon ("Some Like It Hot") stars as Stanley Ford, a successful cartoonist happily living a carefree, single and unattached life in Manhattan. His life takes a dramatic turn after a drunken proposal to a woman (Virna Lisi, "The Secret of Santa Vittoria") who pops out of a cake at a friend's bachelor party. Regretting his decision he asks for a divorce. Unfortunately, the new Mrs. Ford will have none of it. His Italian-only speaking bride soon takes over his house and his life. Frustrated and seeing no way out of his current predicament, Stanley's cartoon strip begins to shift, reflecting his inner, darker thoughts. How can Stanley solve the problem? Well, if you're the character in his comic strip the only way out may be murder.