Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Three manicurists hope to become entertainers through the auspices of their wisecracking agent (Fred Allen). Sally (Alice Faye) is the smart one, Irene (Joan Davis) the funny one, and Mary (Marjorie Weaver) the cute-and-innocent one. The girls secure work in a Greenwich village nitery, where Sally falls for star singer Tony Martin. The threesome's career becomes stalled until Mary inherits an old ferry boat, which she converts into a floating nightclub. Among the highlights of Sally Irene and Mary is a jitterbug number by Joan Davis and supporting appearances by Jimmy Durante and Gypsy Rose Lee (billed under her real name, Louise Hovick). The film was based on a non-musical play by Eddie Dowling and Cyril Rood, previously filmed in 1925.

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beautician, career, show-business, employment, entertainer, nightclub, opportunity, agent [representative], financier, riverboat, show, stage, stars [celebrities]