This early example of the “backstage” musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom’s footsteps.
From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas’s 1890’s farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate’s aunt from Brazil– “where the nuts come from.” Notable mainly for Frank Loesser’s score and Ray Bolger’s spectacular dance to “Once in Love with Amy.”
After being fired from his job at a film studio, a talent agent attempts to build his new discovery into a star.
A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women’s “fat farm” nearby, want to get married but don’t have enough money. Three customers of the “fat farm” scheme to get back at their philandering husbands by hiring the soldier and two of his buddies as “escorts” for the weekend. Complications ensue when the husbands show up unexpectedly.
King Rudolf XIV of Langenstein, is too busy to make love to his wife, Queen Elaine of Langenstein, and good Queen Elaine is upset royally about it. She departs the palace and tells him she will not return until he learns how to make love to her,and, as a parting shot, until he also shaves off his ancestral beard. Too much of one thing and not enough of another. As often happens in Langenstein, an Hollywood actor, Carlo Rocco, who is an exact double for the king, shows up, and the King naturally hires him to take his place while the King goes to Vienna to learn how to live and make love.
A dancer falls in love with a puppeteer, much to the consternation of her manipulative manager. The puppeteer himself seems more interested in his puppets than in romance with her. Can she find true love?
Two songwriters who quarrel over a girl are eventually reunited by their secretary, who loves one of them.
In this musical comedy, a popular Mexican singer finds himself tiring of the constant adulation of rabidly adoring females and decides to fake a marriage so that will stop ripping the clothing off his body after concerts. Unfortunately, he and the woman he chooses seldom agree and mayhem ensues. Songs include: “Mexicana,” “Lupita,” “See Mexico,” “Heartlessness,” “Time Out for Dreaming,” “De Corazon a Corazon,” “Somewhere There’s a Rainbow,” and “The Children’s Song.”