Squibs (1935) Henry Edwards, Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Stanley Holloway, Comedy, Musical, Romance
In Gay Madrid (1930) Robert Z. Leonard, Ramon Novarro, Dorothy Jordan, Lottice Howell, Drama, Musical, Romance
Ricardo, a young law student in his home town of Madrid, is a carefree playboy who loves nightclubs and courting pretty girls. His father hopes to instill a more serious attitude in his son by transferring him to a school in the rural town of Santiago. At Santiago, his father’s old friend is to be his guardian. When Ricardo arrives at Santiago he joins a fraternity, and continues his carefree lifestyle while serenading and courting his guardian’s daughter, Carmina. But when Ricardo’s former girlfriend Goyita arrives for a visit, events take a serious turn …
The Night Is Young (1935) Dudley Murphy, Ramon Novarro, Evelyn Laye, Charles Butterworth, Romance, Musical, Drama
Based on a story by Vicki Baum, the Sigmund Romberg-Oscar Hammerstein operetta The Night is Young is set in Vienna during the Franz Josef era. To cover up an affair with the married Countess Rafay (Rosalind Russell), Archduke Gustave (Ramon Novarro), the emperor’s nephew, feigns a romance with ballet dancer Lisi (Evelyn Laye). By the time Gustave realizes how much he truly cares for Lisi, the stern Franz Josef (played by Henry Stephenson) admonishes the young man to honor duty over love and to enter into a pre-arranged marriage of state. After a tearful rendition of “When I Grow Too Old to Dream,” Gustave and Lisi bid one another their last farewell. This relentless parade of “Student Prince” cliches is relieved somewhat by the comic expertise of supporting players Una Merkel and Charles Butterworth.
A Menina da Rádio / The Radio Girl / Missy Radio (1944) Arthur Duarte, Maria Matos, António Silva, Maria Eugénia, Comedy, Musical
Cipriano Lopes & D.Rosa Gonçalves are shopkeepers and hate each other. Yet, their children are madly in love with one another and music. Much to D.Rosa disgust, Cipriano Lopes launches a radio station, so that his daughter can show her skills thanks to the quality of her boyfriend’s compositions.
Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music “mogul”, and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, including a young singer and his former singing partner, Blackie Buck, and together they execute his plan to get out of the deal. He gets help from a stereotypical small-time concert promoter. Honey Carder is the love interest/ex-wife.
After helping a numbskull graduate college, a nebbish blunders into a job running an amusement park. There he wards off a variety of con artists and other miscreants while he pursues a nightclub singer.
The Kid from Spain (1932) Leo McCarey, Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Eddie and his Mexican friend Ricardo are expelled from college after Ricardo put Eddie in the girl’s dormitory when he was drunk. Per chance Eddie gets mixed up in a bank robbery and is forced to drive the robbers to safety. To get rid of him they force him to leave the USA for Mexico, but a cop is following him. Eddie meets Ricardo there, Ricardo helps him avoid being arrested by the cop when he introduces Eddie as the great Spanish bullfighter Don Sebastian II. The problem is, the cop is still curious and has tickets for the bullfight. Eddie’s situation becomes more critical, when he tries to help Ricardo to win the girl he loves, but she’s engaged to a “real” Mexican, who is, unknown to her father, involved in illegal business. While trying to avoid all this trouble, Eddie himself falls in love with his friend’s girl friend’s sister Rosalie, who also want to see the great Don Sebastian II to kill the bull in the arena.
Roman Scandals (1933) Frank Tuttle, Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.
Meet Me on Broadway (1946) Leigh Jason, Marjorie Reynolds, Frederick Brady, Jinx Falkenburg, Comedy, Musical
Believing that he can produce better Broadway shows without the hindrance of his producer, Eddie Dolan quits the musical he is directing, taking his starring actress and sweetheart, Ann Stallings, and his songwriter, Deacon McGill, with him. Eddie’s hopes of success are soon dashed, however, as he and his troupe are plagued by a steady stream of financial woes. About to lose his apartment, his office and Ann, Eddie decides to make money by putting on amateur shows in small towns outside New York. While Ann threatens to leave Eddie if he doesn’t settle down to a steady job outside show business, Eddie manages to get her to join him by telling her that he has taken a job as manager of the Hazelton Country Club. Confusion abounds when Eddie, Deacon and Ann arrive at Hazelton and Eddie tries to keep Ann ignorant of that fact that they’re there to put on a show. Ann soon learns the truth, but when she demands to return to New York, Eddie persuades her to stay with the promise that he’ll use the money earned from the show to pay for their wedding. During rehearsals for the show, Eddie gets an idea to have the wealthy John Whittaker, Hazelton’s leading citizen, finance his next Broadway show, and sets out to court Whittaker’s favor by promoting the singing talent of his daughter Maxine.