Ted Mason is a studio guide at CBS Television in Hollywood. His ambition is to get a break and become a headline singer such as 'Frankie Laine (I)', Toni Arden and Billy Daniels, who he watches as they perform on television programs. He is aided in his quest by Betty Holloway, who has competition from Gloria Pelley, Ted's old-hometown rich girlfriend. Written by
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Did You Know?
The use of color TV images in this film is not an anachronism. The TV station shown is a CBS affiliate, and CBS had already developed a color TV system when this film was made. Their system ultimately failed because it was incompatible - only viewers with a CBS-made color set could receive its broadcasts. The color TV system finally adopted in 1957 was developed by NBC and its broadcasts could be received on black-and-white sets, albeit not in color. See more
Filmed in 1951, the film has a contemporary 1951 setting, but color television broadcasts were still a thing of the future at that time; the receivers shown in the film were Zenith black and white sets, not color. See more
Too Marvelous for Words
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Richard A. Whiting See more