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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round(1937)

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Italian mobster Tony Gordoni buys the Associated Recording Company and acquires recording contracts with Ted Lewis, Kay Thompson and Cab Calloway. When his mother accuses him of being ashamed of his Italian heritage, Gordoni forces singer Jerry Hart to charm the hot-tempered opera star Charlizzini into making a record. Jerry, however, has just proposed to Associated secretary Ann Rogers, who had convinced Gordoni to record Jerry after he lost his job at the Manhattan Merry-Go-Round nightclub, and balks at the idea. Gordoni threatens to harm Ann if Jerry does not meet Charlizzini that evening, the night of Ann and Jerry's wedding. While Ann waits at the church, Jerry, along with Gordoni's thug, Danny the Duck, sings for Charlizzini and convinces her an album would make her a benefactor to shut-ins around the world. The next few days, Charlizzini monopolizes Jerry's time, insisting he call her "Charlie," and he is unable to explain to Ann. After opera impresario Martinetti refuses to allow Charlizinni to record, Gordoni takes her to a Long Island estate with Jerry to make it look as though she has been kidnapped. He then promises Martinetti he will return her if he allows her to record, and Martinetti acquiesces. Meanwhile, the police go to the estate and Charlizinni admits the abduction was a hoax to control Martinetti. Back at the studio, Ann refuses to speak to Jerry, and when Charlizzini throws a tantrum, Jerry scoffs at her and disappears. Danny locates Jerry on Gene Autry's ranch, singing with the Cowboy Band. By convincing Autry's group to record at Associated, Gordoni gets Jerry back to the studio. Meanwhile, Charlizzini and Gordoni fall in love and explain all to Ann. After Ann records a reconciliation speech, which they play for Jerry, the reunited couple embraces.