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Washed up singer/actor Frank Elgin has a chance to make a come-back when director Bernie Dodd offers him the leading role in his new musical. Frank however is very insecure, turns to alcohol and shuns even the smallest of responsibilities, leaving everything up to his wife Georgie who finds it harder and harder to cope with her husband's lack of spirit. Bernie tries to help Frank regain his self-confidence, believing that it is Georgie who's the cause of his insecurity. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Does your wife really want you to play this part?
Yeah, she's all for it.
I was just wondering. The day I met her, she seemed a little difficult about terms and rather domineering, I thought.
She wasn't always like that.
Oh I know, I know. They all start out as Juliets and wind up as Lady Macbeths.
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I couldn't get into the beginning at first, watching Bing Crosby audition for the part. But once he had finished the film grabbed my attention and held on to it. I was impressed with the writing, portraying the character's subtle changes to make life more gratifying despite tragedy and loss. I loved the ending, seeing how devoted his wife really is. I'll recommend this film. I gave it a vote of 9, and out of a grade from A+ to F I give it an B+.
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