Cast & Crew
In a New York nightclub, beautiful singer and dancer Magda Martin falls in love with a young dashing tenor named Raúl Roland. Despite the machinations of the club's theatrical producer, Federico del Val, who has designs on Magda, and the show's financial backer, Señora Morel, who wants Raúl, the couple marries. Magda persuades Raúl to quit his job at the nightclub in order to avoid the designs of women such as Señora Morel, and he unhappily spends his days walking his dog, while del Val woos Magda. After del Val gives Magda an expensive bracelet, Raúl leaves Magda and returns to the café. Señora Morel, unaware that it is Raúl whom Magda married, excitedly convinces del Val to give Raúl the lead in the next musical. At first reluctant to be in one of del Val's shows, Raúl decides to join the cast on condition that Magda is fired. Señora Morel's financial power forces del Val to fire Madga, and in retaliation, Magda begins to encourage del Val's advances. Arriving at del Val's flat for a rendezvous, however, Magda realizes she is still in love with her husband and leaves. Raúl, too, has a change of heart and hurries to del Val's in a rage. Finding Magda's purse in his apartment, he beats up del Val, but Magda has since fled. On the opening night of the revue, Raúl nervously pines for Magda. When he sees her out front in a box seat, he approaches her, singing his love song, then joins her in the box, where they sing a duet.
Josep Carner Ribalta
R. L. Johnston
Harry D. Mills
This film's working title was ¡Arriba el telón! Although contemporary sources state that this film was made in January 1931 and it is listed in a Paramount Studio records "route card" on January 10, 1931 (the date of the final script), according to files in the Paramount Script Collection at the AMPAS Library, the rights to Henry Myers' story were not purchased by Paramount until March 20, 1931. The film again appears on a studio "route card" on April 27, 1931, suggesting that some additional work was done in Apr. Some accounts of the shooting include Jack Castello in the film; however, his participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. Contemporary sources list Karl Hajos and Jay Gorney as contributing songs to this production.