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Beautiful But Broke Details


Female musicians Sally Richards (Jane Frazee) and Sue Ford (Judy Clark) are Beautiful but Broke in this frantic Columbia musical comedy. Sally and Sue's violinist pal Dottie Duncan (Joan Davis) is equally broke, though not quite as beautiful. The three girls try pass themselves off as an all-girl orchestra, with the help of fast-buck theatrical agent Waldo Main (John Eldredge). Vamping for time until they can gather up a few more musicians, the girls don several disguises to fool a potential client, nightclub owner Putnam (John Dilson). Once this crisis is passed, the orchestra finds itself stranded in the middle of nowhere. The finale borrows a page from Buster Keaton when Sally, Sue and Dottie take refuge in a deserted house slated for Army target practice. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Joan Davis
as Dottie
John Hubbard
as Bill Drake
Jane Frazee
as Sally Richards
Judy Clark
as Sue Ford
Bob Haymes
as Jack Foster
Danny Mummert
as Rollo
Byron Foulger
as Maxwell McKay
Ferris Taylor
as Mayor
Isabel Withers
as Mrs. Grayson
John Eldredge
as Waldo Main
Grace Hayle
as Birdie Benson
John Dilson
as Putnam
Emmett Vogan
as Hotel Manager


Charles Barton
Irving Briskin
Monte Brice
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Fantl
Victor Greene
Art Director
Louis Diage
Set Designer