Yet another 1933 Warner Bros.
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 Numbers
The movie that Kent's partners take him to see is a real film, The Telegraph Trail
, starring an obscure B-movie actor named John Wayne
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