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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her.Written by
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In the poster advertising the opera "Marie Antoinette," shown at the end of the film, the part played by Olstrom is listed as a baritone role. Lauritz Melchior, who plays Olstrom, was a tenor. See more »
[to his niece Abigail]
And you, young lady, had better be singing in the opera tonight or we'll all have to move to Wichita!
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Nice turn of the century film where Kathryn Grayson comes to N.Y. to sing in a joint. Her presence there threatens a scandal in her native Boston as her uncle is the Republican candidate for mayor of the town.
He comes with his wife to investigate and the fun starts. June Allyson is her sister and Jimmy Durante, the owner of the place where Grayson is singing. To save Grayson, Durante arranges for her to sing at the opera with the established Lauritz Melchior.
Peter Lawford, falls for Allyson but thinks that Grayson is having an affair with his father.
The picture becomes funny at times but needed technicolor to brighten it up.
Ben Blue is funny as a drunken waiter and Melchior shows some comedic gift here.
A pleasant film capturing the turn of the century musical traditions in America.
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