Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Effervescent comic actor Johnny Hines stars as Johnny Rooney, an East Side newspaper vendor who suddenly develops the political itch. Running for the office of assemblyman, Johnny finds himself nose to nose with Boss O'Brien's (Lee Beggs) corrupt party machine, not to mention an insufferably charismatic opponent, Frank Moreland (William Gaxton). The fun really begins when our hero gets mixed up with one Prince Ferdinand Dowitsky (Edmund Breese). When the smoke clears, Johnny is elected, with "first lady" Molly Taylor (Mary Brian) at his side. Stepping Along provides Johnny Hines a rare opportunity to show off his considerable dancing skills.
candidate, election, newspaper, political-campaign, politician