Honky Tonk (1929)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this sad drama, a nightclub chanteuse gives up everything to have her daughter educated abroad. When her grown-up, highly cultured daughter returns from Europe, she is appalled to learn the truth about her mother -- that she has a low class job entertaining boozy old men. She disowns her mother and the distraught mother begins singing the blues in earnest. Songs include: "I'm The Last Of The Red Hot Mommas," "I'm Doin' What I'm Doin' For Love," "He's A Good Man To Have Around," "I'm Feathering A Nest (For A Little Bluebird)," and "I Don't Want to Get Thin." and "Some of These Days."

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childhood, daughter, entertainer, love, mother, nightclub, return, sacrifice, secrets, self-sacrifice, shock, songwriter