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?
In the "Dames" number, Dick Powell
as a Broadway producer doesn't want to see composer George Gershwin
, but when asked by his secretary about seeing Miss Dubin, Miss Warren and Miss Kelly, he lets them enter his office. This is an inside joke, referring to Al Dubin
and Harry Warren
, who wrote the music for this film, and Orry-Kelly
, who was the costume designer. 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 Torch Song Trilogy
The Girl at the Ironing Board
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Joan Blondell
in the show See more