The film was actually based on a touring stage play, which itself was based on the life of Dr Mary McLeod Bethune, the pioneering educator and civil rights activist who became an adviser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Benny and Flo are a husband and wife dance team, Sloane and Darrel, traveling around the country as part of a revue. The revue gets picked up and taken to New York City, to be on Broadway. However, it quickly folds, and the two are forced to look for other employment. They eventually find work in a nightclub, becoming famous. But while performing at the nightclub, Flo becomes entranced by a young, sophisticated millionaire playboy, Winston.
The movie takes place behind the scenes of a fictional vaudeville play. The story centers on a recently divorced woman. She decides to use her alimony settlement to produce her own show. Unfortunately her chief backer insists on starring in it. She is saved by a talented man, who puts everything on risk to replace the talentless chief backer.
A cabaret dancer witnesses a murder and is forced to hide from gangsters by disguising herself as a male Princeton student.
Gerry and Fred Marsden, Les McGuire, and Les “Chad” Chadwick portray themselves in a romp through the early 1960’s Liverpool Beat Scene. Art students by day and musicians by night the boy’s big break comes by winning a local talent contest. But first, they must retrieve their instruments which have been mistakenly carried to the airport.
Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited.
The DeSylva-Brown-Henderson Broadway musical Good News was first brought to the screen by MGM in 1930. The scene is Tait College, where everyone is in a blue funk over the dilemma of gridiron star Tom. Since the only thing he’s ever passed is a football, Tom is in danger of flunking out before the Big Game. Plain-looking Connie is enlisted to tutor Tom through his final exams, and in the process the two students fall in love — much to the dismay of campus vamp Patricia.