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 GAYEST, GIRLIEST, GREATEST MUSICAL of 1934! (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 26 August 1934)
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Did You Know?
Jean Rogers, who later played Dale Arden, Flash Gordon's girlfriend in 30s serials, is a member of this film's chorus. See more
The Hemingway mansion is located at 420 W. 10th St, according to the invitation to the meeting of The Ounce Foundation for the Elevation of American Morals. 420 W. 10th St, if it existed, would be located in the Hudson River off Pier 45. The adjacent neighborhood is Christopher Street - West Village, an area not likely (then or now) to be sympathetic to moral "elevation." (The address shown on Horace's luggage tag, seen earlier on the train, is 420 E. 10th St.) See more
Beat it, Buttercup.
Referenced in Torch Song Trilogy
The Girl at the Ironing Board
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Joan Blondell
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