Village Barn Dance (1940)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this musical romance, a plucky young woman decides to save her town from financial ruin by marrying a wealthy captain of industry who vows to bring badly needed jobs to her ailing community. Her selfless action, for she does not love the industrialist, devastates the unemployed engineer who loves her. Working together with his neighbors, he creates a special radio show. The night before her nuptials, the show is subsidized by a major commercial sponsor. The woman learns of it and jilts her fiancé in favor of her beloved engineer. Songs include: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" "When I Yoo Hoo in the Valley" (Scotty Wiseman, John Lair), "Howdy Neighbor" (Eddie Cherkose), "Hail to Lyndale" (Cherkose, Raoul Kraushaar), and "When the Circus Comes to Town."

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benefit [event], love, behind-the-scenes, engineering, finances, first-love, jilted, love-triangle, marriage-of-convenience, romance, self-sacrifice