The American Beauty Association is about to hold its annual trade show in New York City and songwriter "Tiny" Lewis (Billy Gilbert) has just sold a song to Ina Ray Hutton ('Ina Ray Hutton')...
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The American Beauty Association is about to hold its annual trade show in New York City and songwriter "Tiny" Lewis (Billy Gilbert) has just sold a song to Ina Ray Hutton ('Ina Ray Hutton'), the leader of an all-girl band headlining the show. Lewis shares an apartment with Bradley Miller ('Ross Hunter') and Michele (Fritz Feld), an artist, and Miller has just invented a non-staining lipstick called "Rosebud." Preparing to get a booth at the show, Miller is told by J. Webster Hackett (Alan Mowbray), a very devious "Cosmetics King,", intent on selling a big lipstick order to buyer Edgar Pomeroy (Thurston Hall), that it will cost him a $1000 to join the association and get a booth, which is about $999 more than Miller and his roomies have between them. But Miller's beauty-parlor girl friend, Janet Wilson ('Ann Savage'), meets factory-owner P. G. Grimble (Hugh Herbert), and money is soon no issue. Written by
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Ina Ray Hutton, playing herself, leads a band and gets to sing and dance. She is the best thing about this film. We get an entertaining opening song that involves her and an ending where she gets to do a short tap dance sequence. The only other entertainment comes from an amusing scene with Glenda Farrell (Babs) as she tries to steal a contract from Alan Mowbray (Webster). She pretends to be ill so that Mowbray goes to another room, whereupn she quickly gets up and rushes onto another room herself to crack a safe. She repeats this method 3 times and it is entertaining on each occasion, so she gets credit.
The plot involves a newly invented lipstick and some songs. It's all nonsense and the film is basically very boring. All the men are annoying. It's a musical comedy with irritating men who are never funny. The film is almost saved by the women characters but yawn, blah, blah
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