Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn't want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and Ronny. Ronny finds work as singing waiter in a drive in, and is spotted by a director of the same studio, who wants him to lend his voice for an leading actor in a musical. After the first screening the actor is invited by Louella Parsons to sing in her program "Hollywood Hotel". He accepts, but he doesn't know that Ronny Bowers does not want to lend him his voice again. So everybody starts to play his little game to solve his own problems. Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
During filing Louella Parsons
(playing herself) kept calling Lola Lane
by her own name instead of her character's name, Mona, and the dress fitting scene took an entire day to shoot. See more
After Ronnie and Virginia wade through a fountain, they're standing at the edge with their arms around one another, each holding their shoes in their hands. When they kiss, Ronnie tosses his shoes away and we hear them land in the water, then Virginia does the same. But Ronnie has his back to the fountain, so his shoes should have landed on the grass, not in the water. See more
[Outraged that the studio has used a double to stand in for her at a premiere:
Thousands of girls think they look like me, and where are they?
They're having their faces changed.
[to her double:
How dare you go around with a face like mine?
Why don't you send your face to Washington and have it copyrighted?
It *is* copyrighted. For years, my face has been on the sidewalk, in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Yeah, well why don't you leave it there?
Featured in For Auld Lang Syne
I'm Like a Fish out of Water
Music by Richard A. Whiting
(as Dick Whiting)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Dick Powell
, Rosemary Lane See more