This short is in the "Crime Does Not Pay" series. Charlie Vurn is always looking for the 'big score.' He bets on the horses and owes his bookie. At work, he 'borrows' from his accounts. ... See full summary »
Assistant District Attorney Stephen Forbes, an impressive orator with a long list of convictions, resigns when an innocent boy is convicted and the real murderer confesses too late. He ... See full summary »
Millionaire Turner, on his deathbed, leaves a million to Jane Barker. A movie addict who believes life is like the movies, marries Donn without telling him about the bequest. Turner gets ... See full summary »
Frederick De Cordova
Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »
Five young boys in pre-puberty are collectively attracted by a beautiful, young woman, Bernadette Jouve. She awakes in them the springs of luminous sensuality. As they are too young to love... See full summary »
Betty Braley is being courted by several men. Although she seems to favor Terry Clayton, a seemingly carefree but poor man, her independent hotelier father Peter Braley wants her to marry a millionaire, namely Steve Alden. Betty goes along with her father's wishes and focuses her attentions on Steve's romantic advances. Betty's sister, Mary Jane Braley, wants to help Terry court Betty, by showing Betty what she's missing in Terry by making Betty jealous. In the process of Steve courting Betty, and Terry pretending to court Mary Jane, Steve and Betty do fall in love, and Terry and Mary Jane also fall in love. But Steve, Terry and Mr. Braley aren't all that they appear on the surface.Written by
Fans of this delightful short ought to seek out the full musical treatment (sadly with little more music but one Broadway cast holdover) three years earlier of Rogers & Hart's Broadway musical, SPRING IS HERE . . . or at least the comments filed under that film's title.
The show actually registers slightly better in this abbreviated form since the Hollywood know-it-alls chose to omit so much of the theatre score in transferring the stage work to the big screen. The short preserves nearly all of the music and lyrics used in the full film(!) and the "Broadway Brevity" doesn't lose any essential parts of the screen story.
These Broadway Brevities are essential documents for any theatre historian in preserving a number of shows not otherwise recorded.
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