A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her, and they make plans to put together a musical revue...
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A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her, and they make plans to put together a musical revue. But a competing carnival owner hatches a scheme to put an end to the show before it begins.Written by
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
One of my favourite Dorothy Lamour movies,in which an ideally cast Dottie rebels against the Broadway "Sarong Girl" persona inflicted upon her by her Producer/Manager Jerome Cowan,and flees the City! She winds up on a Showboat owned and captained by dependable Lloyd Nolan,and,despite some initial hitches,they become Romantically involved and she becomes his star attraction. Meanwhile,her Manager has been busy trying to locate her,and has had Legal injunctions issued for breach of contract in order to stop her performing. Can his last-ditch attempts to stop the Show be thwarted ?? Dottie sings several good songs,including "Blue Nightfall" and "I Go For That". Contrary to the comment by the previous reviewer,the Title song is featured: Competently sung by Maxine Sullivan(And Quayside Chorus),who also chips in with a couple of Traditional songs too. The plot also features an amusing additional romance between a pursuing Tito Guizar and a receptive pretty Mary Parker. Jessie Ralph is good as the Riverboat Matriach who is both feisty and kind-hearted: She even succeeds in enrolling an old flame and rival Riverboat Showman(William Frawley) in the efforts to keep Dottie and the show on the River!! Well directed by Raoul Walsh,this entertaining movie should be more well-known.
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