Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from Broadway playboy Herbert Dinwiddle. Producer Ned McLane persuades her to advance him the money on a production called "Lucky ...
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Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from Broadway playboy Herbert Dinwiddle. Producer Ned McLane persuades her to advance him the money on a production called "Lucky Legs" that will star her. The will causes problems in two places; Racketeer Pinky Connors is mad as the money is his as Dinwiddle was really his absconding bookkeeper, and, in Elmville, Dinwiddle's two spinster sisters, Annabelle Dinwiddle and Henrietta Dinwiddle, learn they are getting $10,000 each. Pinkie's lawyer suggests he get power-of-attorney over Gloria's funds. Henrietta wants to contest the will, hires a local young law school graduate, Jimmy Abercrombie and the trio set off for New York. Jimmy obtains an injunction against Pinkie that also serves to shut off McLane's credit for "Lucky Legs." To open the show and provide employment for her roommates, "Calamity" Jane Edwards and Jewel Perkins, Gloria offers to settle for $25,000 with Henrietta, who refuses. Annebelle, who likes Gloria, ... Written by
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Jinx Falkenberg stars in this silly little programmer as a chorine who inherits a million dollars from a nice old man who hung around the stage door entrance. Naturally, his two spinster sisters (one played by Elizabeth Patterson) and the mobsters he stole the money from want the loot -- they all sound like they aspire to talk like Damon Runyon characters. They all evolve complicated schemes to get it. Charles Barton directs this comedy for speed and a large cast of skilled but largely unremembered players run through the plot in this unremarkable yet watchable Columbia B.
Miss Falkenberg was a well-known personality of the era. She was a top model with a contract with Columbia and a long-running radio show with her husband. With her all-American looks and voice and a South-American provenance, she made a nice back-up to Rita Hayworth. She seems to have had a very satisfactory career for someone who never hit the top. Vehicles like this explain both sides of that dichotomy.
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