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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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.
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