This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »
Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »
A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son ... See full summary »
Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »
An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »
A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »
H. Bruce Humberstone,
Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as ... See full summary »
B Musical remake of TIN PAN ALLEY easy to take, nothing special
This updated remake of TIN PAN ALLEY is an okay "B" musical - nothing special in plot, music or performances, but not awful either. The scoring (jazzy, upbeat tempos in Big Band sound) justly earned an Oscar nomination. It's your typical musical bio - songwriters struggle to achieve stardom, do, and eventually win the girls. The oddity here is the cameo of Jeanne Crain as the girl who gets to introduce the song promised to our struggling leading lady, Liza Martin. Crain was not a musical star at Fox - although she appeared in a number of musicals she never sang a note, was always dubbed. Major faux pas for Fox to cameo her in this role instead of other true singers they had under contract (such as Alice Faye). Other cameos: Victor Mature; Dan Dailey; Reginald Gardiner. The film is not worth seeking out, but it does pass the time.
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