Sunday, September 25, 2011

Claude Binyon - "And the Angels Sing" 1944

Sisters Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti Angel (Mimi Chandler) live with their father in the small town of Glenby Falls, New York. Although they are all talented singers, Nancy aspires to be a painter, Bobby hopes to be a journalist, Josie prefers to play the piano and Patti dreams of being an actress. Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) wants to buy a farm and raise soybeans, and everyone saves their earnings toward this aim. As the sisters hate to sing, they get angry when Bobby, who is chronically unemployed, accepts a job for them to perform at a seedy roadhouse, for which they will be paid only ten dollars. The quartet is a big hit with the audience, and band leader Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) makes a pass at Nancy. Although Nancy rebuffs Happy, Bobby immediately falls in love with him.

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