The film reflects episodes from the biography of the poet V.V. Mayakovsky and tells about the main creative stages in his life. The film uses documentary footage of V. V. Mayakovsky himself, footage from the film "The Young Lady and the Hooligan", as well as documentary archival materials from the filming of V. Mayakovsky's mother, K. I. Chukovsky, V. Yakhontov, L. Kassil (all synchronously). Types of mountain landscapes of Georgia, the village of Baghdad, the house where V.V. Mayakovsky was born and lived in childhood and youth. Views of Moscow 20s, 30s. Posters, drawings by V.V. Mayakovsky. V. Mayakovsky Museum in Gendrikovsky Lane, where the poet lived.