Stumptown Daze, a 1960 romance comedy, finds a free-spirited Lani as a caregiver to sixty-five-year-old dementia patient Walter in San Francisco’s North Beach. From the remote island of Rotuma, Lani struggles to carve out a place for herself in the beatnik enclave. To escape the evil machinations of his daughter, Walter flees to Guerneville in rural northern California, tricking Lani to join him. While staying at Murphy’s Guest Ranch, the young Rotuman girl encounters a troubled, obsessive-compulsive chef by the name of Jake. A bitter and awkward connection soon develops as they try to survive Memorial Day weekend together. Circumstances, however, force the couple to put aside their mutual dislike for each other in order to find Walter who has gone AWOL in search of one last tryst. Ladies of the night, local rubes, a redneck sheriff and a drunken politician intervene to complicate matters.