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
In the final TV show sequence, Frankie Laine and Jerome Courtland are shown making different gestures on each of the three monitor screens (which are supposed to be showing the exact same action from different camera angles). See more
Pennies from Heaven
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Music by Arthur Johnston See more