Two for Tonight (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on an obscure stage comedy, the Paramount musical Two for Tonight stars Bing Crosby as would-be composer and playwright Gilbert Gordon. Hired by music publisher Alexander Myers (Maurice Cass) to write a musical for temperamental stage star Lilly Bianca (Thelma Todd), Gordon is less than thrilled to discover that he must complete the job in one week. As he toils away at his task, our hero becomes convinced that he's in love with the troublesome Lilly, causing heartache for his erstwhile sweetheart Bobbie Lockwood (Joan Bennett). The magnificent Mary Boland commands the audience's attention as Gordon's much-married mother. Elements of the plot of Two for Tonight were later satirized in the 1979 spoof Movie Movie.

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musical [play], play [recreation], producer [showbiz], romance, screenplay, search, secretary, songwriter, stars [celebrities], writing, play [drama]