The Girl Friend

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Haley is a pretentious but amiable rustic who has written a serious drama about the life of Napoleon, an epic work unlikely to attain a staging. Sothern is his charming sister and Seddon his grandmother. An actor and a pair of ballad-mongers decide to save themselves from impending starvation by impersonating a high-powered Broadway producer and his two...read more

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Haley is a pretentious but amiable rustic who has written a serious drama about the life of Napoleon, an epic work unlikely to attain a staging. Sothern is his charming sister and Seddon his grandmother. An actor and a pair of ballad-mongers decide to save themselves from impending

starvation by impersonating a high-powered Broadway producer and his two assistants and pretending interest in Haley's opus. Lodging for the summer at the family farmhouse, they sing for their supper by mock-rehearsing the Napoleonic nonsense in the adjacent barn. When Grandma Seddon sinks her

life savings into a brief run in the local town's theater, the rascals relent and revise the rube's writings, turning the maudlin melodrama into a musical. A real Broadway producer views the result and purchases the package for a happy ending, with actor-impersonator Pryor and budding stage star

Sothern a romantic duo.

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