The Ames Company makes every effort to keep Uncle Cedric away from any decisions or work. This is in the best interests for him and the company. Trouble starts when he hires a schemer named Joe as his personal assistant and then a gal named Minnie who loves fashion. He buys Minnie a dress shop where Colleen is the bookkeeper and scandal soon follows. When Donald goes to shut down the shop, he doesn't as he is infatuated by Colleen. Colleen runs the shop and fashion shows and starts to make a profit, but Minnie starts a scandal when Cedric tries to adopt her, but doesn't - much to the horror of Alicia and the amusement of the press. Then Joe sues Donald for the loss of Colleen's affection.
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The Most DeliriousDancing Delight Since "42nd Street" (original poster)
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The $50,000 Ames paid out to settle everything would equal nearly $870,000 in 2016. See more
Oh, Mr. Ames, are you satisfied with my work?
Donald Ames 3rd
Yes. I think you've done a remarkable job on my Uncle without using a gun.
[flutters her eyelashes
Oh, do you mean I'm a bad influence?
Donald Ames 3rd
Yes. But, evidently, excellent company.
Oh, thank you.
After the main titles, most of the principals (Powell, Keeler, Oakie, Blondell, Fazenda, Wilson, and Alberni) and introduced and sing about what they're going to do in the picture that follows. The exceptions are Herbert (who giggles) and Draper (who tap dances) See more
Edited into Six Hits and a Miss
You Gotta Know How to Dance
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening photo credits and sung with special lyrics by Dick Powell
, Jack Oakie
, Joan Blondell
, Hugh Herbert
, Louise Fazenda
, Luis Alberni
and Marie Wilson
and chorus and tap-danced by Paul Draper
Sung by Dick Powell
, danced by Paul Draper
and Ruby Keeler
in the finale
Played also as background music See more