It’s 1890s New York, and a rich society woman is scandalized that her niece is planning on a show-business career; not only that, but her first engagement is to be singing and dancing in a Bowery saloon. She determines to put a stop to her niece’s career path.
The romantic and professional life of composer Johann Strauss Jr. provides the basis of this colorful remake of the 1938 version.
A man fleeing from a divorce and alimony payments gets a job as a tour guide for five wealthy young women, one of whom is looking to bag a Latin singer she believes is in love with.
The rise and fall of a popular entertainer provides the basis of this musical drama. Harry Raymond begins his career with nothing but his ambition, his talent and the support of friends and loved ones. Eventually he hits the big time and becomes a star. Unfortunately with stardom comes arrogance and selfishness and he disdains his lowly but loyal lover and pals to hang out with the upper crust.
There’s plenty cookin’ in this brisk, breezy Andrews Sisters vehicle. The plot, such as it is, concerns the efforts by a group of entertainers to package a weekly musical radio show. Their biggest obstacle is a lack of sponsorship, but this is overcome when eccentric business executive J. P. Courtney agrees to pony up the necessary dough on behalf of his talented niece Sue.
A high-school bandleader captures the attention of a popular coed by winning a music contest.
Legendary composer Victor Herbert finds himself in the middle of a conflict between tenor John Ramsey and Ramsey’s wife, singer Louise Hall. As the couple’s marriage deteriorates, it’s revealed that Louise ventured to New York from a small town, met John and married him. John promotes his wife’s career until her fame far surpasses his own. The conflicts that erupt between the couple reflect the content of many of Herbert’s operas.
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy to bring it to him at a later stop on the river. When Patsy arrives without the money, both her and her father are made prisoners. So she sends her trained dog back to the showboat for help.