Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1942. Monogram Pictures. Story and Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Charles R. Marion. Cinematography by Mack Stengler. Produced by Sydney M. Williams. Music by Edward J. Kay. Film Editing by Carl Pierson.
One of many hit-parade films made to showcase popular songs and performers of the time before music videos were invented, with so shameless a focus on songs that you wonder why they even bothered with a plot. There is one, though, slim as it is, featuring a peppy and charming Gale Storm as a young woman trying to make it in the music business except that an evil rival keeps getting in her way. There’s something involving a baby that may or may not be hers, and a man who gets the wrong idea and, thanks to exceptionally bad writing, the film manages to confuse you in a mere 64-minute running time. What’s worth paying attention to are a couple of numbers that work, though none of them are particularly memorable and a couple of them, performed by the raucously annoying Candy Candido, are best left to history.