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Alice Faye stars as aspiring playwright Judith Poe Wells. She falls in love with producer George Macrae (Don Ameche), which makes George's girlfriend Louise Hovick (Gypsy Rose Lee) see red. Judith drops from view while George loses his troublesome girlfriend and prepares to put together a Broadway musical. He chooses Judith's play for his next production, which of course reunites the pair at fadeout time. And how do The Ritz Brothers fit into Gypsy Rose Lee? Not very well, but the Ritzes do have one funny elongated number set in a Greenwich Village nightclub (where the extras are obviously breaking up at the boys' adlibs). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Alice Faye
as Judith Poe Wells
The Ritz Brothers [Al, Jimmy, Harry]
as Themselves
Don Ameche
as George Macrae
Charles Winninger
as Sam Gordon
Louise Hovick
as Lulu Reily
Arthur Treacher
as Bevins
Phyllis Brooks
as Evelyn Moore
Wally Vernon
as Jerry
Louis Prima
as Orchestra leader
George Humbert
as Tony Romano
Jed Prouty
as Mr. Whiteman
Dorothy Christy
as Blonde
Margaret Fielding
as Miss Barkow
Hank Mann
as Cabby
Jane Kerr
Al Ritz
as Himself
George Davis
Sam Ash
as Publicity Agent
Robert Lowery
as Copilot
Si Jenks
as Janitor
Mary Gordon
Joan Davis
as Dance Bit
Clara Blandick
as Townswoman
Paul Hurst
as Truck driver
Frank Yaconelli
as Accordion player
Jayne Regan
as Stewardess
Inez Palange
as Mrs. Romano
William "Wild Bill" Elliott
as Lulu's friend
Tyler Brooke
Frank Puglia
as Waiter


Norman Taurog
Darryl F. Zanuck
Gregory Ratoff
Screen Story
Karl Tunberg
Harry Tugend
Jack Yellen
Lucien Andriot
David Buttolph
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Revel
Duncan Cramer
Art Director
Laurence Schwab
Associate Producer
Harry Losee