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Headlines announce that women will run the city for a day. The day's mayor sings a challenge to her lieutenants and they respond in close harmony that they'll make the city pretty. Then they rush to the train station to meet opera singer Madame Beverly. At the station, they ask for help, prompting the woman at the information booth to sing, "Information Please." A chorus line taps their way around the station. Madame Beverly arrives and sings, "I Love to Sing a Whole Note." Then, at a unique reception at City Hall, the Mayor gives Madame Beverly the key to the city, and they reprise the three songs.Written by
The Mayor while talking on the phone to Flossie complains that there isn't a mirror in the office, but when she and the singing group leave the Mayor's office to meet Miss Beverly, they walk by a large mirror. See more »
Even though women finally got the vote in 1920, women were relegated to second class citizens behind men. This film short is a musical where June Allyson is Mayor of New York City. A world famous opera singer is coming to town. This light musical short indicates that women were still not perceived as equals in a male dominated society. New York City still hasn't had a female mayor to this day. The music is sweet and light hearted. There is not much of storyline but it is entertaining. June Allyson is terrific in the role. The other singers also do a wonderful job. If the film was meant to entertain, it did a good job. As for enlightenment or education, it displayed how women were relegated to love interests, comedic characters, but never equals to women in politics.
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