6.2/10
206
15 user 1 critic

April Showers (1948)

Approved | | Musical | 27 March 1948 (USA)
A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on ... See full summary »

Director:

James V. Kern

Writers:

Joe Laurie Jr. (story), Peter Milne
Reviews

On TV

Airs Wed. Oct. 03, 8:00 AM on TCM

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Lana Turner, Richard Carlson, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
Born to Sing (1942)
Action | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Conceited war correspondent Steve Kimball, desperate to get back to the USA from occupied Paris, reluctantly agrees to chaperone a troupe of stranded, teenaged hepcat entertainers. Plus ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Jack Haley, Marcy McGuire, Glen Vernon
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In the mid-late 1800's camels were imported to various regions of the American southwestern deserts as pack animals and natives from the middle eastern countries came along as drivers and ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair
Stars: Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, George Tobias
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Singing star loses his voice, recuperates in the country, meets aspiring playwright and her daughter.

Directors: William Keighley, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Al Jolson, Sybil Jason, Beverly Roberts
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Herbert Harris is a traveling salesman who makes his way into a remote Italian village to sell his wares. There, he finds many single and attractive women who all pursue him madly. He ... See full summary »

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Eric Sykes, Scilla Gabel, John Le Mesurier
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Charles E. Roberts
Stars: Leon Errol, Mildred Coles, Kenneth Howell
Desert Nights (1929)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A con man and his beautiful accomplice kidnap a manager and steal $500,000 worth of diamonds, but end up stranded in the desert without water.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Mary Nolan
Bengazi (1955)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An American with a shady past joins with a morally-bankrupt Irishman to find treasure buried by Arabs in a deserted mosque in the Sahara. The situation becomes complicated when they are surrounded by bellicose Bedouin bandits.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Richard Conte, Victor McLaglen, Richard Carlson
Bachelor Bait (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, Pert Kelton
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Carson ... Joe Tyme
Ann Sothern ... June Tyme
Robert Alda ... Billy Shay
S.Z. Sakall ... Mr. Curley
Robert Ellis ... Buster Tyme
Richard Rober ... Al Wilson
Joseph Crehan ... William Barnes
Billy Curtis ... Col. Rudolph L. Nemo
John Gallaudet ... Mr. Gordon
Philip Van Zandt ... Harry Swift
Edit

Storyline

A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on top or they'll really be in trouble. They decide to put their young son in the act in hopes of attracting some new attention. The boy turns out to be a major talent, audiences love him and the act is on its way to the top. That's when an organization whose purpose is to stop children from performing on stage shows up, and they're dead set on breaking up the act. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

MUSICAL COMEDY OF THE VAUDEVILLE DAYS! (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esquece Teus Pesares See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Columbus Monday 23 July 1956 on WTVN (Channel 6), in Tucson Saturday 4 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Los Angeles 5 August 1956 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Salt Lake City Friday 31 August 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Wichita Saturday 13 October 1956 on KAKE (Channel 10), in Indianapolis Sunday 21 October 1956 on WISH (Channel 8), in Boston Friday 9 November 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Monday 3 December 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12). See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.2 (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A terrific genre musical of the period
27 October 2003 | by jameswarrenpSee all my reviews

I am an inveterate movie fan and am astonished that this little gem of a flick managed to escape my attention. I only saw it today (10/26/03) for the first time. Although Warner's Forties period musicals ("Shine On, Harvest Moon," "Daughter of Rosie O'Grady," et alia) couldn't quite match those of 20th Century-Fox's, especially those of Grable and Faye, this was a a valiant effort and totally watchable. The 15-year-old Billy Ellis' portrayal of the 12-year-old Small Tyme was a stretch, but he was such winning presence and so talented that one can forgive the producers for not making the character closer to the actor's true age. Sothern was wonderful. Even Jack Carson, an actor whose screen personality can often be grating, performed winningly in a starring role. Robert Alda rounded out the cast in a not very sympathetic part. This film gets my thumbs up.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed