Ambitious Helen Chernin (Ida Lupino) pushes her talented younger sister Katherine (Joan Leslie) into marriage with broken down song-and-dance man Albert Runkel (Jack Carson) so that the two women can leave the dirty steel town where they live. Runkel's partner Paul Collins (Dennis Morgan), however, sees through Helen's plan. Helen continues driving her sister's career and eventually Katherine becomes a star on Broadway, while Runkel and Collins' act flounders. Success soon goes to Katherine's head and she becomes a fast-living party girl. Time passes and Helen and Katherine run into Paul, now a successful band leader. He and Katherine soon fall in love. The two sisters eventually have a showdown on opening night of Katherine's latest show when Katherine discovers that Helen is also in love with Paul.
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Sisters face to face...one burning with love...the other seething with hatred! A story of crushing power!
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Did You Know?
was originally the first choice for the role of Helen Chernin but turned it down. Upon seeing the finished product, however, she mused, "How did I let that one get away?" See more
Near the end of the film Dennis Morgan takes a seat to see Joan Leslie's play. He is seated next to a young woman. The next time the camera cuts to him he is in the same seat, but sitting next to an older woman wearing completely different clothing. See more
[Looking around the train station
Wonder where that dumb partner of mine is. Boy, will I be glad to get him out of this town. Love has smitten him like a ten ton truck!
Ice Cream Parlor Waitress
Never hits you, does it?
Every other Thursday, Baby.
Youth Must Have Its Fling
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Sung by Gladys George
at rehearsal with piano accompaniment
Reprised at a show and sung and danced by Joan Leslie
(dubbed by Sally Sweetland
) and chorus
Sung on a record by Leslie
Played as background music often See more