February 28, 1930
1 hours and 20 minutes (80 minutes)
Lady In The Audience
Voice on Radio
Larry - Master of Ceremonies
Roy's Ex-Sweetheart (uncredited)
Roy is a competent songwriter, but he does not have ideas for great songs. He easily gets into relationships with women who find him very attractive and easy to talk to. Roy realizes that some of the stories he hears will make excellent song material. Although the material is given to him freely by a trusting, woman in love, he does not realize (or perhaps care) that he has no real right to the stories about others.
A very good early musical, including some color sequences. The audio quality and choreography are excellent. The sexual references are strong and only possible during this pre-code era. The plot is fairly simple, believable and well executed. The lead actor is sometimes a bit weak on delivery.