Two sisters have arrived in New York straight from the country and settle down in one of those boarding houses for single women. May, the older, is a bit naive, while June, the younger, is much more worldly and world-wise. The next day, they go out looking for jobs and June makes sure her older sister gets one, while she snags herself a job and a saxophone playing beau named Pat Kelly. May also finds a beau, Boyd Wheeler, a young lawyer with a degree from Harvard. While June enjoys herself and the presents she gets from Kelly, May falls more and more in love with Boyd and rejects a proposal from her boss, archaeologist Dr. von Schrader, who then fires her. Without a job, May is free to spend even more time with Boyd, despite her sister's warnings. She is heartbroken when she learns that Boyd has gotten engaged to a society girl. June does her best to comfort her sister and decides to ask Dr. von Schrader to hire May again. Since von Schrader has fallen in love with June, he rehires ...
Did You Know?
The original play, "Blind Mice" by Vera Caspary
and Winifred Lenihan
, premiered on Broadway at the Times Square Theatre on October 15th, 1930, and ran for a mere 14 performances. The opening night cast included Betty Breckenridge
, Claiborne Foster
, Hallie Manning
, Gloria Shea
(billed as Olive Shea) and Geraldine Wall
. Unlike the film, the play has an all-female cast and takes place entirely within one room of the Rolfe House, the women's hostel where the film opens. The play was itself a reworking of Caspary's novel "Music in the Street" published by Grosset & Dunlap in December, 1929. See more
If you haven't money enough for the wedding ring, I'll lend you some of Kelly's.