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 of the film Dennis Morgan takes a seat to see Joan Leslie's play. He is seated next to a young woman. The next time the camera cuts to him he is in the same seat, but sitting next to an older woman wearing completely different clothing. See more
[With unintentioned irony to Helen and Katie
You know, you're the only two sisters I've met who never quarrel. It's a beautiful thing!
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