A movie producer announces that Lillian Roth has been signed to do a movie and he calls a story conference with a director and writers to come up with an idea for the film. As they work ... See full summary »
A movie producer announces that Lillian Roth has been signed to do a movie and he calls a story conference with a director and writers to come up with an idea for the film. As they work through various ideas, performers act out the song and dance numbers. A girls getting a divorce, a laundry worker who gets dumped by her boyfriend and singing scarecrows are all pitched and the producer suggests that they all be melded into one story. Written by
Uninspired Vitaphone short devised to spotlight Lillian Roth...
The tinny sound recording used in the '30s doesn't flatter anyone's singing voice but for all I can tell, Miss Roth had a pleasant, clear singing voice coupled with a dimpled smile and a strong personality.
However, given the insufferably routine and scatterbrained material presented here, it wouldn't be fair to judge her talent by this Vitaphone short which is deficient in every department.
The dancing is shaky, the choreography is almost non-existent (where was Busby Berkely?), and the storyline is a poor excuse for a featured short that puts the spotlight on Lillian Roth for the purpose of building her as a star in films after some stage success.
Summing up: Only interesting as a time capsule as what passed for musical entertainment in early Hollywood films about show biz.
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