Cast & Crew
While Heading to "Tin Pan Alley" from Schenectady, New York, aspiring songwriter Frederick Stevens meets Edna Baker on the train, and they develop an instant friendship, agreeing to meet for dinner every Wednesday night. In the meantime, via a letter of introduction, Fred meets songwriter Paul Sears, his wife Lucille, and her gold digging sister, Eileen Fletcher. After teaming up with pianist Maxie Schwartz, Paul and Fred compose music to Fred's lyrics "It Was All in Fun," which was inspired by Edna. Fred's song is purchased by Eileen's boyfriend, music publisher Joe Hart, who hopes to get rid of Eileen by getting her interested in Fred. As hoped, both Fred and Eileen are so enthralled with Fred's immediate success that they become engaged. Their joy comes to an end when they discover Hart's plan, however, and Eileen dumps Fred, who has been ignoring Edna. Hoping to save Fred from his despair, Maxie plays his song on the radio hour, and it becomes a big hit. The next day, famous singers clamor for the song, and Maxie, Paul and Fred are hired by a Hollywood studio. Fred returns to Edna, whom he has loved all along, and marries her.
C. J. Tryon And Dogs
A. E. Freudeman
The "Pals" of Hector and His Pals are trained dogs who appear in the film. An early script in the AMPAS script files is entitled Goodnight, Ladies. Another film based on the same source is Paramount's 1931 June Moon, directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring Jack Oakie and Frances Dee (see below).