Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 22, 1937

Ready, Willing and Able (Warner).

Pinky (Lee Dixon) and Barry (Ross Alexander—) trade the songs they write for tailoring service, even piano rental, until a producer putting on Broadway shows with Hollywood backing is willing to advance $50,000 for their masterpiece, Fair Lady, provided they can sign the English singer, Jane Clarke (Winifred Shaw) for the lead. The anxiety of Agent J. Van Courtland (Allen Jenkins) to get 10% of Jane's $1,500 weekly salary leads him to sign up the wrong Jane Clarke (Ruby Keeler). This Jane, neither English nor a singer, accepts...

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