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Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John Barrymore (John Barrymore),is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser (Kay Kyser), plant a story that the great Shakespearean actor, over his heartfelt objections, will teach Kyser how to play Shakespeare, which isn't the same as playing Paducah, which soon becomes evident. Highlights are the singing of Ginny Simms and a rumba by Lupe Velez; lowlights already cited. Written by
Les Adams <email@example.com>
All you drama queens out there who whine about 'Poor John Barrymore- look what they've reduced him to, and in his last film!'Well, let me tell you something- 'Poor John' read the friggin' script and no one forced him to take the role. Also, HE didn't know it was his last movie! For those obviously uninformed, this movie was a KAY KYSER vehicle, meant for Kay Kyser and Ish Kabibble fans, designed to sell Kay Kyser records and promote the very very popular Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge radio show. The film was aimed at teenagers, to whom the name BARRYMORE meant little by that time. But Kay Kyser was a huge star. It's an entertaining little pop film, and that's all it was meant to be, so dry your widdle tears!
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