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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway producer) spots Mary and is taken with her beauty and golden voice. Larry Bryant asks her to audition for Mr. Collier and have Jimmy accompany her. After hearing Mary, Collier wants Mary to be in his show. Jimmy encourages a reluctant Mary to go on the road without him. Soon Mary's talent is noticed and her role in the show increases, while Harriet Ingalls the show's original star is pushed out. Ingalls quits promising to seek revenge. After 5 weeks on the road, Mary returns home. Mary is now a big star, while Jimmy's career has gone nowhere, and he feels threatened by Mary's success. Jimmy while waiting for Mary to dress, starts to read a Broadway magazine. Seeing pictures of Mary with Larry, he pours himself a drink and another till he's drunk. Larry stops by, and Ingalls suddenly appears and accuses ...Written by
This film is one for the books--a viewer cannot take it seriously or worry about its credibility for one second. Lew Ayers is always sympathetic, and in this one he shines as the loser who rises to the occasion in hopes of getting the girl. Ian Hunter and Frank Morgan do their usual yeoman work, but Al Sheean is outstanding--and the music-burning scene between him and Ayers is a wonder to watch. Jeannette MacDonald owns the elegant soprano role in every movie she's in--and she is lovely in this. It's not intended to be taken as a object lesson in the ups and downs of a career in the theatre, but almost unintentionally comes over as a spoof of such films. If you like the genre ("fairy tale Broadway yarns"), you'll get a kick out ir.
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