Fashion magazine executive becomes unable to make decisions both at work and in her personal life. She skeptically seeks psychological help, where she recalls her musical dreams featuring people in her life, past and present.
Two marketing professionals hire a lookalike of classic western actor Smoky Callaway to impersonate the actor and make new films, but things go awry when the real Callaway, thought long missing, returns.
Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her ... See full summary »
The faraway song from Liza's childhood that she can't recall is the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin classic "My Ship." Gershwin was appalled when he saw that only a fragment of the song was sung in the film -- four bars rendered a capella by Marjean Neville, who portrayed Liza as a child. In the stage version, the song was sung to completion at the show's conclusion by Liza, and both director Mitchell Leisen and Ginger Rogers reported that Rogers had prerecorded a lovely rendition of the tune. In his memoirs, Leisen ended the mystery as to why "My Ship" and nearly all of the remainder of the show's score had been jettisoned for the film version: Paramount studio chief Buddy DeSylva apparently despised Weill's music and was determined to delete as much of it as possible. Fortunately, Moss Hart's play is so sturdy that the film was able to withstand the shearing of its score. See more »