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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Her Real Story From Real Life!
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In real life, Helen Morgan married three times. In the film, she never marries. See more
This town's ready. I'm ready to open it for you like an oyster.
Referenced in Valley of the Dolls
Music by Charles Henderson
Lyrics by Rudy Vallee
Performed by Ann Blyth
(dubbed by Gogi Grant
) at the Teatro Madrid See more