Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn't want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and Ronny. Ronny finds work as singing waiter in a drive in, and is spotted by a director of the same studio, who wants him to lend his voice for an leading actor in a musical. After the first screening the actor is invited by Louella Parsons to sing in her program "Hollywood Hotel". He accepts, but he doesn't know that Ronny Bowers does not want to lend him his voice again. So everybody starts to play his little game to solve his own problems.
Stephan Eichenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The airplane Ronnie is depicted as shown flying out of St. Louis is a 1937 Douglas DC-3B owned by TWA, registration NC17316. Not long after being filmed, this plane would crash after taking off from Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 24, 1938 due to engine failure. There were no serious injuries for the passengers or crew, but the plane was a total loss. See more
In the "Hooray for Hollywood" portion of the finale, Johnnie Davis
is shown playing the trumpet on the back row of Benny Goodman
's band while at the same time he's in the audience singing. See more
[outraged that the studio has used a double to stand in for her at a premiere
Thousands of girls think they look like me, and where are they?
They're having their faces changed.
[to her double
How dare you go around with a face like mine?
Why don't you send your face to Washington and have it copyrighted?
It *is* copyrighted. For years, my face has been on the sidewalk, in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Yeah, well why don't you leave it there?
Featured in For Auld Lang Syne
I'm Like a Fish out of Water
Music by Richard A. Whiting
(as Dick Whiting)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Dick Powell
, Rosemary Lane See more