A barker at a down-at-the-heels carnival becomes a powerhouse New York publicity man as he transforms a sideshow dancer into a Broadway sensation.
David S. Smith
An astonishing comedy drama of the mad and amazing career of a famous press agent as revealed in the book "Phantom Fame". (Press Ad- Register-Herald, ((Pine Plains, NY)) 12 January 1933)
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Did You Know?
Because of Lee Tracy
's absences and late arrivals on the set, RKO withheld $3500 from his salary and sued him for $10,000 which they alleged his actions cost them. It was settled out of court with RKO paying half his salary and, if he behaved himself, the other half would be paid as a bonus after he completed his next RKO picture, which turned out to be Wanted! Jane Turner
(1936). Tracy requested and was paid the bonus after that film was completed. See more
Shirley Chambers' onscreen character name is "Gladys," but she says her name is "Ella Beebee." She is never called Gladys. See more
Why doesn't somebody do something? Why doesn't the piano play the way I want it to play. When I want a yellow mood, why can't I have a yellow mood?
The Wedding March
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
In the score at the end See more