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This barely-disguised portrait of singer Fanny Brice led to Brice's lawsuit against 20th Century Fox for defamation of character, a case which was settled out of court. Alice Faye plays Rose Sargent, a New York singer of the 1920s who falls for handsome, cocky wheeler-dealer Bart Clinton (Tyrone Power in a role patterned on Brice's troubled real-life paramour Nicky Arnstein). Rose's new romance is much to the dismay of her pal and former partner Ted Cotter (Al Jolson), who doesn't trust the slick, smooth-talking Bart. Eventually, Rose and Bart marry, but as the entertainment careers of Rose and Ted take off, Bart's tendency to get over his head in get-rich-quick schemes evolves into a bona fide criminal career. Rose finally makes the big time, becoming a popular star with the Ziegfeld Follies, and Bart skips town in order to preserve her reputation. However, Bart is nabbed by the authorities and sentenced to five years in jail. Despite the public scandal, Rose and Bart's devotion remained undiminished. Songs include the classics "California, Here I Come", "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye", "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and the perhaps unwise inclusion of "Funny Lady" Brice's signature song, "My Man". ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Tyrone Power
as Bart Clinton
Alice Faye
as Rose Sargent
Al Jolson
as Ted Cotter
William Frawley
as Harry Long
Joyce Compton
as Peggy
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Whitey Boone
Moroni Olsen
as Buck Russell
E.E. Clive
as Barouche driver
Louis Prima
as Himself
Charles Wilson
as Mike Cavanaugh
Hal K. Dawson
as Chump
Ben Welden
as Toby
Paul Stanton
as District attorney
Maurice Cass
as Mr. Mork
Bert Roach
as Mr. Paunch
Harry Hayden
as Dexter
Charles Lane
as Sam Kress, Booking Agent
Adrian Morris
as Jim
John Hamilton
as Judge
Winifred Harris
as Mrs. Russell
Murray Alper
as Candy Butcher
Chick Chandler
as Master of Ceremonies
Edgar Dearing
as Lieutenant
Ralph Dunn
as Officer
James Flavin
as Guard
Leonard Kibrick
as Newsboy
Horace McMahon
as Irving
Paul E. Burns
as Chump
Horace McMahon
as Irving
Paul E. Burns
as Chump
Leonard Kibrick
as Newsboy
Edgar Dearing
as Lieutenant
James Flavin
as Guard
Ralph Dunn
as Officer
Chick Chandler
as Master of Ceremonies
Murray Alper
as Candy Butcher

Crew

Gregory Ratoff
Director
Darryl F. Zanuck
Producer
Nunnally Johnson
Producer
Nunnally Johnson
Screenwriter
Karl W. Freund
Cinematographer
Harry Revel
Songwriter
Ballard MacDonald
Songwriter
Louis Silvers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Louis Silvers
Composer (Music Score)
Mack Gordon
Songwriter
Rudolph Sternad
Art Director
Richard Day
Art Director
Nunnally Johnson
Associate Producer
Mack Gordon
Lyricist
Jerry Horwin
Short Story Author
Harry Revel
Lyricist
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