Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Burning Up Broadway contains no burning and precious little Broadway. Small-town hero Ernest Hilliard decides to take in the floor show at a speakeasy owned by rumrunner Robert Frazier. When Hilliard takes one look at chorus girl Helene Costello, he immediately falls in love. Frazier doesn't cotton to this and pops Hilliard one in the nose. But this is hardly the end of the story: Soon afterward, Hilliard is blamed for a holdup masterminded by the crooks. It is at this point that heroine Costello steps forward, reveals herself to be a U.S. revenue agent, and takes charge of the case. Even less believable than this plot development is the last-minute revelation that Frazier is likewise a government operative who has been working with Costello all along!
bad-guy, good-guy, government-agent, jealousy, love, romance