Jeanette MacDonald (Mary Hale)Lew Ayres (James Geoffrey Seymour)Ian Hunter (Larry Bryant)Frank Morgan (Cornelius Collier, Jr.)Wally Vernon (Joey the Jinx)Rita Johnson (Judith Tyrrell)Virginia Grey (Pearl)William Gargan (Bill)Katharine Alexander (Harriet Ingalls)Al Shean (Herman)Esther Dale (Mrs. Olsen)Franklin Pangborn (Gene)E. Alyn Warren (Everett)Paul Hurst (Reynolds)Frank Orth (Mr. Fellows)Esther Howard (Mrs. Fellows)Leon Belasco ('Squeaker')Kitty McHugh (Kitty the Maid)
Robert Z. Leonard
Mary Hale, a singer, and Jimmy Seymour, a pianist/composer, are a showbiz couple working in The Big Apple in small nightclubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Broadway producer Larry Bryant spots Mary and is taken with her beauty and golden voice. Larry Bryant asks her to audition for Mr. Collier and have Jimmy accompany her. After hearing Mary, Collier wants Mary to be in his show. Jimmy encourages a reluctant Mary to go on the road without him. Soon Mary's talent is noticed and her role in the show increases, while Harriet Ingalls the show's original star is pushed out. Ingalls quits promising to seek revenge. After 5 weeks on the road, Mary returns home. She is now a big star, while Jimmy's career has gone nowhere, and he feels threatened by Mary's success. Jimmy while waiting for Mary to dress, starts to read a Broadway magazine. Seeing pictures of Mary with Larry, he pours himself a drink and another till he's drunk. Larry stops by, and Ingalls suddenly appears and accuses Mary and Larry of having an affair. Jimmy leaves believing Ingalls' lies. Mary follows Jimmy trying to reason with him - a heated argument occurs. Mary leaves Jimmy and files for divorce. Two years pass and Jimmy now successful goes to see Mary wanting her back, but discovers that Mary and Larry are leaving for London that night to get married.