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The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band. Written by
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Nothing special but worth seeing for the stars & tunes
Pedestrian musical comedy about four singing sisters (Dorothy Lamour, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, Mimi Chandler) and their efforts to help out their dear old father, even though not all of them want a singing career. Enter ladies man bandleader Fred MacMurray, who's not above seducing women to get what he wants. He's not even above stealing from them. He's kind of a jerk, honestly. This is one of those movies where the plot is so flimsy the entire film hinges on the charisma of the stars and, if we're lucky, some great songs. We're fairly lucky in the latter regard, as there are some enjoyable tunes here, including "It Could Happen to You," nicely sung by Lamour. The female stars also offer some appeal, with Lamour the standout and Hutton her usual "take her or leave her" energetic style. MacMurray does his best but the part is just...well, "dated" is the kindest way of putting it. Also featuring Eddie Foy, Jr. as MacMurray's irritating sidekick.
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