Betty Braley is being courted by several men. Although she seems to favor Terry Clayton, a seemingly carefree but poor man, her independent hotelier father Peter Braley wants her to marry a millionaire, namely Steve Alden. Betty goes along with her father's wishes and focuses her attentions on Steve's romantic advances. Betty's sister, Mary Jane Braley, wants to help Terry court Betty, by showing Betty what she's missing in Terry by making Betty jealous. In the process of Steve courting Betty, and Terry pretending to court Mary Jane, Steve and Betty do fall in love, and Terry and Mary Jane also fall in love. But Steve, Terry and Mr. Braley aren't all that they appear on the surface. Written by
Yours Sincerely (1933)
*** (out of 4)
Two-reeler from Vitaphone is rather interesting because it's actually a remake (or re-do) of the 1930 film SPRING IS HERE. In the film, a father plans to have his daughter (Nancy Welford) marry a rich man but the plan backfires and she meets Steve Alden (Lanny Ross). To date I haven't seen the 1930 film but from the various reviews found online, this short here actually contains more musical from the original Broadway musical by Rogers and Hart. The songs here are certainly pretty good and it's easy to see why they would make for such a hit but at the same time it makes me wonder why so many weren't used in the original feature. With that said, this is a fairly entertaining movie thanks in large part to the two stars who at least have some nice chemistry and make you interested in their story. Another major plus are the songs including "Spring is Here" performed by Richard Keene, "Yours Sincerely" by Ross and Welford and "With a Song in My Heart." The musical numbers are also slightly better than you'd typically see in a film like this and especially one involving some dolls. Not all of the humor works here but there's no question most people are going to be watching this for the music and it's certainly good enough to make this worth seeking out.
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