The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)

Genres - Musical  |   Release Date - May 15, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, an ex-vaudevillian dancer opens up a dance band agency and help street kids at the same time by hiring them to help out. Unfortunately, the local gang of hood's leader resists his attempts. More trouble ensues when the dancer helps a convict gain parole by hiring him. It later turns out that the ex-con is only interested in trying to use the agency as a front for extortion. Songs include the Oscar nominated "When There's a Breeze on Lake Louise," "Your Face Looks Familiar," "Heavenly, Isn't He?" "Let's Forget It," "You're Bad For Me," and "A Million Miles From Manhattan."

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agent [representative], bad-guy-turns-good, band [music group], Big-Band, blackmail, child, convict, dance [art], going-straight, group, help, leader, muscles, music, one-against-odds, parole, problems, redemption, songwriter, street, talent-agent, vaudeville, worker