Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice.
LOVERS ENRAPTURED -- ...Sweethearts enthralled in the light of venetian moonbeams and music!
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Two of Joan Blondell's real-life husbands were involved in this film. Her first husband, cinematographer George Barnes, photographed it. Her second husband, Dick Powell, was her co-star. See more
E.V. Richards, Radio Producer
Now, Alice, you'll have to take charge of Mrs. Flaggenheim. She's got this foreigner bug in her bonnet and can't get it out.
I'll do the best I can, Mr. Richards.
Referenced in The Black Network
aka "Il Gondoliere"
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Italian lyrics by Manuel Emanuel
Sung by Dick Powell
in Italian as a gondolier in Venice, Italy
Reprised by him in English on the radio show See more