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Broadway Musketeers

Broadway Musketeers(1938)

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Isabel Dowling and Connie Todd, who grew up together in an orphanage, have a reunion when they both arrive at the city jail to bail out a third orphan, Fay Reynolds, after she has been arrested for doing a strip tease. Isabel is married to wealthy Stanley Dowling and is the mother of little Judy, but she is dissatisfied with her life. Connie is a stenographer in love with her boss. Since all three have birthdays in June, they meet for a joint birthday dinner and vow to continue the tradition every year. Fay gets a job singing at a club where Connie and Isabel come to watch her. At the club, Isabel catches the eye of gambler Philip Peyton, and as Stanley is out of town, she goes out every night with Philip. When Stanley returns, Judy's nurse tells him about his wife's activities. They fight and Isabel leaves him to live with Philip. Fay and Connie visit Judy and soon Fay and Stanley have fallen in love. When Isabel marries Philip, Fay marries Stanley. Isabel and Philip sink into debt because of his gambling. Out of sympathy, Fay lets Isabel take Judy one day and Philip puts her up as security for a gambling debt. When the gangsters discover that Judy is not his child, they kill him and kidnap Judy and Isabel because they have witnessed the crime. Isabel overhears their plans to kill both herself and Judy. She hides Judy under the bed and jumps out the window, clutching the newspaper article about the kidnapping. The police find Judy, unharmed, and shoot it out with the gang. That year, Connie and Fay have their birthday celebration without Isabel, but Judy takes her mother's place, and when Connie and Fay throw their glasses into the fire, Judy, in imitation, picks up the empty glass at Isabel's place and throws it into the fire with the other two.