Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he... See full summary »
After failing to be re-elected, politician Blake Washburn returns home and becomes editor of the local newspaper. When he notices the influence the paper has on the public, he uses it to appeal to potential voters in the next election.
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Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus. When May has a fight with featured dancer Bubbles, Bubbles leaves the show and Peggy takes her place. When Peggy falls in love with wealthy Randy, May fears class differences may lead to misery.Written by
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When the film was re-released in November 1952, Columbia redesigned the opening title credits with the name of Marilyn Monroe over the title, and the name of Adele Jergens, who originally had top billing, moved to the head of the supporting cast; this is the version that was shown on Turner Classic Movies. See more »
I'm sick of the idea of not being able to go anywhere, do anything, without the written consent of my mother. I'm tired of being treated like a child. I'm going to bed.
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Cute story, burlesque diva Mae Martin (well portrayed by Adele Jergens),is mother to Peggy (Monroe) and worried about her falling in love with a man above her social strata.
While the story is rather standard for the era, Adele Jurgens looks and dances wonderfully, we do not see talent like this in film today, and probably never will again. I have a sad nostalgia for these films, and need to catch up on others from this golden era.
Nana Bryant is also good as the society matron with a surprising and shocking (at that time) talent for burlesque. Marilyn Monroe is so very young and fresh here; music director Fred Karger reportedly not a very nice man to Monroe in real life, helped her early in her career but degraded her personally saying a woman like her was not marriage material.
Overall a fun film with only an hour running time.8/10.
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