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Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets this information and is writing about this in his column in an slight unfriendly way. Gordon's old class mate Irene Forster, a tap dancer from Albany also tries to get the leading role in this show, but Lilian insists in getting this part herself. So Irene Forster, Bert Keeler and Gordon's secretary Kitty start a little game to get Irene the leading role. Written by
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Well of all the dumb guys...
Don't worry about Corbett, she won't tip the gag, she said so.
Just the same I gotta find out who this Arlette dame is that Gordon's got signed up.
Well whadda ya want me to do?
Go down to the ocean and pull a wave over your head!
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Here's a good cast and a very entertaining film with laughs, endearing characters, some good tap dancing and a couple of very catchy songs.
Jack Benny is very good as the snooping obnoxious gossip reporter and Phil Silvers is humorous as Benny's dumb assistant "Snoop." Una Merkel is her typically cute and likable self;, and Eleanor Powell's tap dancing is great to watch, as always. Also interesting to watch perform is the brother-sister duo of Buddy and Velma Ebsen.
This is a strictly lightweight comedy-musical that is long on the corn but also on everything that is entertaining. I always thought this was the best of the several "Broadway Melody" movies. It's certainly the most fun one to watch.
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