Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ...
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Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star attraction (and Joe's love interest), Kate Farley, a brash singer with a penchant for flashy clothes. Eddie and Kate argue as he tries to soften her image. Eventually, Kate becomes the toast of Coney Island and the two fall in love. Joe then tries to sabotage their marriage plans.Written by
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At the time they made this film together, both Betty Grable and George Montgomery were on the ascendant and both under contract to 20th Century-Fox. Within a year, Grable rose to the #1 position on the Top Ten Box Office Stars list, while Montgomery would eventually catch on as a leading man, but in Westerns rather than musicals. Both would enjoy successful careers for decades to come. See more »
When one in NYC refers to "Brooklyn" especially in the late 19th century, they are referring to downtown Brooklyn, just off the Brooklyn Bridge. In New York City, the boroughs are made of small towns, so when they talk of where a New Yorker is from, they say "Flushing" or Brighton Beach" etc. So the character referring to Brooklyn as implying being far, it is a typical New Yorker way, and the area they speak of is about 10 miles, pretty far for horse and buggy or steam train. See more »
[after his wedding proposal has been rejected]
Honey, there's no figuring these things - You look at a guy and you either get heartburn, or you don't!
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...this movie has everything that everyone expects of Betty Grable every time. It is bright and colorful and silly and funny and loads of fun. Betty, (ever the independent and employed woman) is working as an entertainer in an odd little dive. Well, a friend of the owners does what we would now call a corporate take-over--and then he does a make-over on Betty and she becomes a big musical comedy star--but wait--it is more complicated than that! See this and you will understand why Betty Grable was loved at the box office for so long. She is wonderful.
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