Helen is a taxi dancer at Roseland, a Manhattan club. That night she plans to enter a singing contest Roseland is hosting on the radio. Her dad, a servant at a household where her boyfriend is the chauffeur, has been ill, so she stops by to see him where he works. While there, she sits with her beau in the back seat of the town car and drops her Roseland ID card, which Jack, the heir to the family fortune, finds on his way to town for the evening. He goes slumming at the Roseland to return the ID. He likes Helen at first sight, setting up a choice Helen may have to make between the wealthy Jack and the chauffeur. With that choice on her mind, she enters the contest.
Did You Know?
Although Ruth Etting's character is called Helen Leslie throughout the film, on her Roseland employee card that Jack finds, the handwritten name appears to be Helen Lester. See more
Come on Les. We can't go right, but, we won't go wrong.
Roseland, Roseland. My country right or wrong.
References Sonny Boy
Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Ruth Etting See more