Multi-millionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against 'filthy' forms of entertainment, like Broadway-Shows. He comes to his relatives families and makes them members of his morale-boosting campaign. But Jimmy, another relative is producing a show, starring Ezra's niece Barbara. But he had bad luck with his backer, this person has given him an invalid check. Another of his victims, the show-girl Mabel has the idea of blackmailing Horace, Barbara's father, whom she has met before in a slightly compromising situation to get the money.
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The $10-million inheritance would equal nearly $180 million in 2016. See more
While Joan Blondell is singing "The Girl at the Ironing Board", a stage hand is seen in the background hanging a clothesline. See more
I've got seventeen cents, and the clothes on my back as I stand before you.
Referenced in Studio Highlights
Le cygne (The Swan)
From "Carnival of the Animals"
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Played briefly during "The Girl at the Ironing Board" sequence See more