Cast & Crew
Broadway stage producer Ned McLane has just finished presenting his new show, featuring "the world's prettiest legs," when he learns that one of his dancers, Gloria Carroll, has inherited a million dollars from playboy Herbert J. Dinwiddie. Ned is delighted about the news, believing that it will mean free publicity for his club. One of the dancers accuses Gloria of being a gold digger, but some of the other company members come to her defense. Meanwhile, policy racketeer Pemberton "Pinkie" Connors, after reading about the inheritance in the newspapers, claims that Dinwiddie got the money from him through underhanded means, and vows to get it back. J. N. Peters, Connors' crooked lawyer, suggests that the only way to get the money back is to befriend Gloria and become her financial advisor. Miles away, in the small town of Elmville, Dinwiddie's two sisters, Hettie and Annabelle, who each also inherited one million dollars, vow to get the share given to Gloria, who, they believe, fleeced the money from their brother. They call James Abercrombie, their attorney, who suggests an immediate trip to New York to break the will. Connors eventually wins Gloria's trust and soon takes over control of her finances. Later, Abercrombie visits Gloria, calls her a fortune-hunter and vows to break the will. Gloria sends Abercrombie to Peters, but Peters' pals deny that Peters is an attorney. While on a dinner date with Gloria's friend Jewel Perkins, Abercrombie tries to warn Gloria about Connors, but she refuses to heed his advice. Soon after the Dinwiddie sisters arrive in New York, Connors' henchmen, posing as reporters, give them a tour of the city. Because Gloria refuses to listen to him, Abercrombie files an injunction to stop disbursement of the inheritance money until the case is heard in court. Ned panics when he learns that the money will be held up, afraid that Gloria's $25,000 backing will be now worthless. While Gloria decides to settle the case for $25,000, Annabelle, a true crime story enthusiast, meets Connors and believes that he is pretending to be a gangster in order to win her respect. Annabelle wants to drop the injunction and suggests an elaborate kidnapping scheme to Connors to force Hettie to consent to it. The plan works, and Hettie agrees to drop the injunction. The gangsters are thwarted again, however, when Abercrombie invalidates their claim to power of attorney, when he discovers that Gloria was still a minor when she signed the release. Annabelle then has Connors and his men arrested for kidnapping, and they are given a lengthy prison sentence. The "Lucky Legs" show opens successfully, and Gloria and Abercrombie are engaged. After the show, the Dinwiddie sisters and Gloria, realizing that the money was taken from innocent people, donate their inheritance to the government.
Rita And Rubins
Gohr Van Vleck
M. W. Stoloff
Although a Hollywood Reporter production chart lists Frank Sully in the cast, his appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. According to a 1941 news item in LAHE, the story of a showgirl inheriting a million dollars from a playboy paralled the real story of millionaire William Guggenheim who willed $1,000,000 to four showgirls.