Bells Are Ringing centers around an old-fashioned answering service that is struggling for business. Sue, the owner, starts dating the sleezy Sandor. He ends up secretly using her business as a front for illegal activity. Meanwhile, Ella, Sue's cousin and employee, falls in love with one of her phone clients, Jeff - even though she has never met him. Before the police come in and shut the operation down, Ella is united with Jeff and we have a happy ending.