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In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Iris are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers. Written by
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This is strictly for fans of Betty Grable and Dan Dailey. The story is pedestrian and saccharine and has been done and infinitum in the movie musical world. It does have going for it fine Technicolor cinematography which was nominated for an Oscar, plus Alfred Newman's lively orchestrations which won an Oscar. It was additionally nominated for Best Song. Costumes are lavish and should also have been nominated. It's harmless but hardly outstanding.
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