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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Did You Know?
The song "I Only Have Eyes for You" from this movie became a very big hit for the "doo-wop" group The Flamingos in 1959. In 1989 it won the ASCAP award for the "Most Performed Feature Film Standard". 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
Beat it, Buttercup.
Referenced in The Boy Friend
When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips (and a Twinkle in Your Daddy's Eye)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung by Dick Powell See more