Dance, Charlie, Dance (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 14, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This drama is based upon a play by George S. Kaufman, The Butter and Egg Man. It tells the tale of Erwin, a naive yokel who dreams of making it in show biz. He comes to the big city with $20,000. In the city he gets involved with some crooked promoters who manage to con him into backing a dreadful play. Later, Erwin gets even by fixing up the show's accounts. He then turns the production into a New York hit. He takes the play back to the promoters and sells it to them. They buy it and immediately find themselves slapped with a plagiarism suit.

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big-city, con/scam, play [drama], show-business