Film about an everyday love story in the divided Berlin before the building of the wall. Uschi is a saleswoman in an HO store at Alexanderplatz who also lives with her parents in East Berlin. Hans, her boyfriend, works as a motor mechanic in West Berlin and his friend "Lord" works at night as a car washer for luxury cars. Uschi also likes "Lord′s" funny and easy-going manner but still takes the calm and reliable Hans as her boy friend.
When Uschi is allowed to present dresses in the textile department of her store, she starts to think about becoming a mannequin but her parents disapprove of that idea. In the spur of the moment, she moves in with Hans in West Berlin. Hans takes on extra work to pay for Uschi′s mannequin school. But her dream ends on a sad note, when Hans loses his job. Thus, Uschi returns to her parents and takes Hans with her.