It's 1947 and Ms. Etta's Fast House is the hottest club in Chicago. The city's fastest-talking hustlers rub shoulders with the rich and famous, and anyone who's rich enough can dance the night away with them. Life is good - until stranger Baltimore Floyd strolls into town. Everyone adores him - especially the ladies - including Ms. Etta herself. But then he dallies with a corrupt cop's wife, and finds himself on trial for a crime he didn't commit. Now it's up to the brokenhearted women of the Fast House that he toyed with to come together and save him from hanging.