After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to ...
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After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.Written by
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When Eddie Bracken Sings Like Bing, Diana Lynn Loses Dough
Diana Lynn's all-girl musical troupe is stuck in Pennsylvania. When she hears Eddie Bracken sing -- his voice is dubbed by Bing Crosby -- she figures this is her ticket to the big time, and puts him under contract for $50 a week. To finance her New York assault, she sells locals parts of his contract, adding up to 125% of his net earnings. Bracken is indeed a wild success, but every time he gets an offer, Miss Lynn winds up further in the hole.
It's a kitchen-sink musical comedy with a swipe at the bobby-soxers swooning for Frank Sinatra. It also has a lot of middling musical talent on view; they were big talents in 1945, but their luster has certainly faded. Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen contribute the title song and two others, and Hal Walker's debut as a director is sustained more by the specialty numbers than by the story or comedic talents of Bracken, Miss Lynn or second-billed Veronica Lake.
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