About

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hook...

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Directed by

Mervyn LeRoy

Written by

James Seymour (Screenplay)
Erwin S. Gelsey (Screenplay)
David Boehm (Dialogue)
Ben Markson (Dialogue)
Avery Hopwood (Theatre Play)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Biggest Show On Earth!

Cast

Keywords

musical mistaken identity great depression songwriter hidden identity pre-code show girls chorus girl broadway musical hard times

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording