Pointed Heels

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Backstage drama has millionaire Powell producing a Broadway show and falling for chorus girl Wray, who is already spoken for by jazz composer Holmes. Wray quits the show upon marrying Holmes, but when his parents cut off his allowance for marrying a showgirl, she goes back to the stage while Holmes remains at home composing a jazz symphony. Wray's brother...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on
Rating:

Backstage drama has millionaire Powell producing a Broadway show and falling for chorus girl Wray, who is already spoken for by jazz composer Holmes. Wray quits the show upon marrying Holmes, but when his parents cut off his allowance for marrying a showgirl, she goes back to the stage

while Holmes remains at home composing a jazz symphony. Wray's brother and sister-in-law, song and dance man Gallagher and baby-talking Kane, want to try their hand at some serious theater instead of the comedy they have been making. Powell agrees to back a show for them because Wray will be in

it. On opening night, Powell gets the stars drunk so that their "serious" play will come out a comedy, thus going over with the audience. His plan works. Holmes decides to leave Wray, because he cannot contend with being supported by a woman and he is jealous of Powell. But Powell gallantly bows

out, allowing the young lovers to get back together. The plot suffers from too many subplots, giving a sketchy portrayal of the characters. A poor job in the cutting room did not help. There is one ballet sequence filmed in technicolor which lasts for three minutes. Future "Thin Man" Powell got

star billing for the first time in POINTED HEELS and kept that bill for 25 years.

Watch This Now!

Your new favorite show is right here. Trust us.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Backstage drama has millionaire Powell producing a Broadway show and falling for chorus girl Wray, who is already spoken for by jazz composer Holmes. Wray quits the show upon marrying Holmes, but when his parents cut off his allowance for marrying a showgi… (more)

Show More »