The 1920's and 30's career of singer Helen Morgan is followed from her early days singing outdoors in a carnival, through her speak-easy and chorus-girl days, to her stardom on Broadway in Ziegfeld's "Show Boat". Her involvement with Larry Maddux, a gin-runner and con-man, and Russell Wade, a prominent, married New York lawyer, and her decline thanks to these failed romances and alcohol are punctuated by performances of many of the songs she made famous.
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HELEN MORGAN - her songs...her sins. They called her the Goddess of the Jazz Age...He was the twisted brutish Larry, with the roar of the '20s in his shoulder holsters...
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Did You Know?
When Larry robs the liquor warehouse, he pulls out a crate at the top of a stack. The crate directly beneath it partially pulls out under it, too, and it tilts down slightly. If the case was filled with full liquor bottles, as it supposedly would have been, it would have been too heavy to have moved in this way. See more
Do yourself a favor. Hire the kid.
I hope your hooch is better than your suggestion, Larry. What's the canary to you.
Nuthin'. I'm just a music lover. Besides, I don't go for that sad stuff she sings.
April in Paris
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Ann Blyth
(dubbed by Gogi Grant
) at Les Ambassadeurs See more