Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil live with Sylvia Brown, their guardian. Money is tight and as the story opens, three boarders - a garage owner, a retired English professor, and a dance teacher - come to stay. Theo Dane, the dance teacher, has the girls accepted at her school by the formidable Madame, and the three go on the stage to help raise money. Each discovers her talents - Pauline as an actress, Petrova in fixing engines, and Posy as a dancer. Written by
Dreams do come true...
Did You Know?
plays the part of Sylvia Brown in this adaptation. Emilia's mother, Joanna David
, played the part of Theo Danes in the 1975 BBC adaptation of the same story. See more
The "ballet shoes" the girls wear throughout the film are far too modern for the era depicted. See more
[Miss Jay meets Pauline and Winifred after their Alice auditions
Well done, you two. Right, Pauline is to play Alice
[pauses as girls gasp
and Winifred is to be engaged as understudy.
[starts to say
When I finished my dance, people clapped! Nobody clapped her, there was just silence!
Dance is important, but Pauline looks right for Alice.
She looks right for everything, she always will!
[looks at Pauline and murmurs
Pretty face... blonde hair...
Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Music by Ray Henderson
and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
and Lew Brown See more