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Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions. Written by
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Backstage musical alert. So, that means you know the story - people fall out and get back together again. And throw in some songs. What keeps this film interesting are three things the costumes, the Technicolour and stage announcer Phil Silvers (Blinkie) who isn't his usual obnoxious self. I've never seen him in a likable role like this before.
Unfortunately, with Dick Haymes (Junior) in the cast you know you're going to get some ballads. The songs aren't that good in this film the only good ones are sung by Betty Grable (Bonnie) as she gets the up-tempo tunes of which there is a regrettable lack of. It's what the film needed because the story drags as it heads towards the predictable schmaltzy ending. Even then, we get another ballad yawn. Wrong way to end a musical.
Still, don't watch for the songs or story but for the reasons I have mentioned and the film becomes OK. And you also get to find out why the show must go on!
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