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Belle Sommers

Belle Sommers(1962)

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Belle Sommers, once a leading nightclub and recording star, is no longer in the public eye because of her former association with the promotion rackets. In an effort to make a comeback, she asks an old friend, press agent Danny Castle, to help her. Danny learns that Belle has been blacklisted for ending her relationship with racketeer Jack Hiker, who is determined to see that she remains in obscurity. Consequently, when Danny tries to arrange engagements for Belle, Jack sends one of his henchmen, Lew Burton, to threaten Belle and beat up Danny. Nevertheless, Danny manages to book Belle on a telethon, which leads to a booking at a top New York nightclub. Jack warns Belle that if she appears he will divulge her prison record. Undaunted, Belle confesses her indiscretion to the opening night audience and then goes on to a stunning triumph. Knowing that Belle has attained her goal and no longer needs him, Danny gracefully bows out of the picture.