The 1920's and 30's career of singer Helen Morgan is followed from her early days singing outdoors in a carnival, through her speak-easy and chorus-girl days, to her stardom on Broadway in Ziegfeld's "Show Boat". Her involvement with Larry Maddux, a gin-runner and con-man, and Russell Wade, a prominent, married New York lawyer, and her decline thanks to these failed romances and alcohol are punctuated by performances of many of the songs she made famous. Written by
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Did You Know?
Sammy White, who plays himself, appeared with the real Helen Morgan
in three productions of "Show Boat" - the original 1927 Broadway stage production, the first Broadway revival in 1932, and the 1936 film version. White played the comic role of hoofer Frank Schultz in "Show Boat". See more
It's tough to be a good guy and a cop at the same time.
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ann Blyth
(dubbed by Gogi Grant
) at the Gold Spoon
Originally from the musical "Show Boat" See more