Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »
Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »
Chester Kent produces musical comedies on the stage. With the beginning of the talkies era he changes to producing short musical prologues for movies. This is stressful to him, because he always needs new units and his rival is stealing his ideas. He can get an contract with a producer if he is able to stage in three days three new prologues. In spite of great problems, he does it. Written by
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There is no way that the sets for the last three production numbers could have been built, tested and installed in the few hours they had between the idea and the show. None of the productions could have fit on the stage of a movie theater or on any known stage. The "By a Waterfall" number alone was bigger than the entire theater. See more »
This fabulous movie must be viewed knowing that millions scraped
together 10 cents to see it and forget the gloomy day-to-day economic
conditions during the 30's. Remember, 10 cents bought a loaf of bread
back then, so this was a minor luxury for many people. It's testimony
to how Hollywood did its best to make the USA feel a little better
about itself. You'll note that with the studio system in Hollywood at
the time many of the actors and actresses were type-cast in similar
movies, e.g. James Cagney, William Powell, Ruby Keeler, Frank McHugh,
Joan Blondell and Guy Kibbee . Then too, branches of the U.S. military
were always respected with enthusiasm and patriotism as in the use of
military precision marching by the great choreographer, Busby Berkeley,
at the end.
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