Annabel Turner sneaks out of her bedroom window at night and walks the streets of her quiet suburban town, while dreaming of a different life. She peers through people’s windows, eager for a glimpse of what normal family life looks like.
She just wants to stay out of the way of her alcoholic father until she can get away and pursue her dreams. Unlike her friends, Annabel has little interest in marriage or having children. She desires an education and a career, but her controlling father stands in her way. He believes a woman’s place is in the home.
On one of her nightly walks she sees Danny Winfield through his window and is immediately captivated by him. His soothing smile and gentle demeanor give her a feeling of safety and security her own home fails to provide.
Annabel now has to decide if she's going to follow the traditional path or defy the roles set for women in the 1950s and pursue her own ambitions.