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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HELEN MORGAN - her songs...her sins. They called her the Goddess of the Jazz Age...He was the twisted brutish Larry, with the roar of the '20s in his shoulder holsters...
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The last Warner Bros. release in CinemaScope. Warner largely abandoned 'Scope production over the next few years, the few 2.35:1 films they made being in Technirama (Sayonara, Auntie Mame, John Paul Jones, The Miracle), before Panavision took over from 1960. See more
Paul Newman's character, Larry Maddux, repeatedly refers to Florenz Ziegfeld as "Ziegfield." All the other characters say Ziegfeld's name correctly. See more
This town's ready. I'm ready to open it for you like an oyster.
Referenced in Valley of the Dolls
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Music by Eubie Blake
Played when Larry and Benny make their Miss Canada pitch to Helen See more