Ambitious Helen Chernin (Ida Lupino) pushes her talented younger sister Katherine (Joan Leslie) into marriage with broken down song-and-dance man Albert Runkel (Jack Carson) so that the two women can leave the dirty steel town where they live. Runkel's partner Paul Collins (Dennis Morgan), however, sees through Helen's plan. Helen continues driving her sister's career and eventually Katherine becomes a star on Broadway, while Runkel and Collins' act flounders. Success soon goes to Katherine's head and she becomes a fast-living party girl. Time passes and Helen and Katherine run into Paul, now a successful band leader. He and Katherine soon fall in love. The two sisters eventually have a showdown on opening night of Katherine's latest show when Katherine discovers that Helen is also in love with Paul. Written by
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Sister LOVE...and HATE!
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Did You Know?
Although it has been claimed that longtime Warner contractee Monte Blue
is not in the film, he is clearly visible in the final theatrical sequence sitting two seats to the left of Dennis Morgan. See more
Near the end, when Paul walks in to see Helen and Katie (after Katie told Helen she and Paul were to be married), the shot goes from the sisters facing each other to standing shoulder to shoulder back to facing each other. See more
[Looking around the train station
Wonder where that dumb partner of mine is. Boy, will I be glad to get him out of this town. Love has smitten him like a ten ton truck!
Ice Cream Parlor Waitress
Never hits you, does it?
Every other Thursday, Baby.
Referenced in American Me
Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Dennis Morgan
and Jack Carson
in their vaudeville act See more