Yet another 1933 WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars James Cagney as stage musical director Chester Kent, Joan Blondell as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members. In a failing business, they try to find success creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters.

This is, of course, all just an excuse for big {{Busby Berkeley Number}}s.
!!Provides Examples Of:

* BusbyBerkeleyNumber
* GirlFriday: Nan to Chester Kent.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: if Ruby Keeler wants to be a showgirl.
* GoldDigger: The optimistically named Vivian Rich.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: "Aw, talking pictures, it's just a fad."
* LastSecondWordSwap: "I know Miss B- Rich, if you remember."
* TheMole: Harry Thompson: "Swell. Move it babe while I give it to Gladstone."
* SassySecretary: Nan Prescott.
* SmithicalMarriage: ''en masse'', in the "Honeymoon Hotel" number.