Nikki Martin, a parisian opera star, takes off in search of adventure and true-love leaving her arranged husband to be at the alter. While hitchhiking, Nikki meets handsome American musician, Windy McLean and his band the 'McLean Wildcats'. Windy immediately spites her, but Nikki falls in love with him and follows him to New York by stowing away on the ship his on. The steward finds her hiding in Windy and the Wilcats room. She is locked up by authorities and Windy and the band are fired. When the ship reaches New York, Nikki escapes off the ship and finds out the Wilcats apartment. They demand her to leave, fearing being implicated but she refuses. Clair, Windy girlfriend shows up with Hammacher, and offers the band a low paying job at a roadhouse in another city. Anxious to depart, they accept. Nikki becomes the bands singer. Clair becomes jealous and reports her to the authorities, causing the band to flee again...
Did You Know?
In the beginning of the film, Pons' character escapes her wedding in a non-supercharged 1936 Cord Phaeton. The Indiana-made car, which cost about $3,700 was rare even when new and exotic enough to look like it belonged in the movie which begins set in France. See more
[three musicians, in jail for aiding a foreigner's entrance in the country to help her singing career, are reading about her marriage in the newspaper
And to think, she started wid' us. We give her her first break.
Laughing Boy Frank
And now, we're takin' the rap for it.
Yeah, she's been playin' us for suckers all along. She's been engaged for six months.
[in typical form, Butch always resorts to his unconventional political views
And to a financier, which proves that at heart, all women are capitalists.
Version of Four Jacks and a Jill
The Call to Arms
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Sung by Lily Pons
and diners at the French restaurant See more