Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage...Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Prop Goof -- The film seems to be taking place around 1944 when it was released. But, in the opening scene, the hotel clerk gives Joan a letter and check from the closing of her bank account in Kansas City. The check is for $110 and the date clearly shown on the check is March 10, 1845 -- about 100 years earlier. See more »
(traditional stop-time tune for tap dance)
Tap danced to by Lorraine Krueger, in imitation of Bill Robinson's style See more »
Excellent little movie
This is a rather underrated little movie that bares more than a passing resemblance to Stage Door.
Despite its lack of truly famous faces, it is beautifully acted by all concerned. Frances Langford, the female lead in this, had a long and highly successful career in the media, especially in radio and later on TV and as a live performer as well as occasional appearances in movies.
She belonged to an age when talent abounded and the competition was pretty fierce, and though not exactly a marquee name in movies, she did have her moments, and definitely deserved to have had a bigger career in movies. This little movie is an excellent vehicle for her. She was a striking beauty and had a fine singing voice. The only weak part of this movie is probably the dance scene at the end. But that aside this movie is well worth watching.
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