April Showers (1948)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Showbiz Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 27, 1948 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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April Showers stars Jack Carson and Ann Sothern as a pair of small-time vaudevillians whose act gets nowhere until their young son (Robert Ellis) joins them. The threesome form a knockabout acrobatic turn which propels them into the big time. Jealous of his son's success, Carson takes to the bottle, and the act breaks up in a spirit of mutual recrimination. This being a Warner Bros. musical, the three family members are reunited for a sentimental climax. April Showers was based in great part on the vaudeville career of Buster Keaton, who chose after much consideration not to pursue the matter in court.

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family, vaudeville, acrobatics, alcoholism, career, child, dysfunctional, son, stars [celebrities], success, talent, team