Lillian Russell

  • 1940
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Musical

The real Lillian Russell was far more interesting than the woman presented in this padded film (at more than two hours, it's a good deal longer than most Fox musicals). Young Helen Leonard (Alice Faye) moves with her family to New York City after the Civil War. There she takes singing lessons, and is overheard one day by Tony Pastor (Leo Carrillo), a well-known...read more