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)
Did You Know?
The studio wanted Broadway dancer Eleanor Powell
for a special dance, but she refused the offer. See more
The Hemingway mansion is located at 420 W. 10th St, according to the invitation to the meeting of The Ounce Foundation for 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, and area not likely (then or now) to be sympathetic to moral "elevation." See more
I'd cry but I haven't got a handkerchief.
Referenced in I Only Have Eyes for You
Try to See It My Way
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by Dick Powell
Reprised by Joan Blondell
and chorus in the show See more