Men on Her Mind


1h 7m 1944

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 2, 1944
Premiere Information
Brooklyn, NY opening: week of 18 May 1944
Production Company
Alexander-Stern Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Film Length
6,208ft

Synopsis

Singer Lily Durrell has just performed her radio debut when Roland Palmer, a successful businessman, arrives to congratulate her and ask her to marry him. After Roland departs, Jeffry Wingate, another admirer, appears and confesses that he also loves Lily. When Wingate leaves, Jim Lacey enters Lily's dressing room and hesitantly admits that he is in love with her. Finally alone, Lily remembers the events of the past few years: As a young girl living in an orphanage, Lily harbors a burning desire to become a singer. As soon as she is old enough, Lily leaves the orphanage to follow her dreams. While hitchhiking, Lily is offered a ride by trucker "Big Joe" Monroe, who finds her a job in a laundry. Lily moves in with Joe and his mother, but when Joe proposes, Lily, driven by overwhelming ambition, decides to leave the house and start anew. Some time later, Lily is rooming with Mayme Munson and working as a store clerk. Aware of her roommate's ambition, Mayme convinces Lily to audition for nightclub owner Dude Garfield. As Lily waits to perform for Dude, Anne, a former employee of the nightclub owner, appears and asks to speak to Dude in his office. In an adjoining room, Lily hears a gunshot and when she goes to investigate, she discovers that Dude is dead and Anne missing. Terrified, Lily flees and later becomes a secretary to Palmer, who admires her voice and sends her to music school. Palmer's sister Eloise, fearing that her brother is becoming attracted to Lily, visits her and threatens to investigate her background unless she leaves town. Lily leaves and soon after meets Wingate, who gets her a job singing at the Cocoanut Café. Later, Wingate declares his love for Lily and presents her with a diamond bracelet. The next morning, Lily reads about a jewel robbery and, unaware that Wingate is a millionaire, she thinks that he stole the bracelet and consequently flees once again. After arriving in a small town, Lily meets Lacey, a music teacher at a girls's school, who mistakes her for the new gym teacher. Falling in love with Lily, Lacey writes a song for her. Soon after, Palmer traces her to the school and offers her a position as soloist on a national radio show. After rejecting Lacey's marriage proposal, Lily leaves the school to embark upon her radio career, performing the song that Lacey wrote for her debut. Returning to the present, Lily realizes that Lacey is the man she really loves. After finishing her performance, Lily hurries to the park, where Lacey is waiting for her, and they embrace.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 2, 1944
Premiere Information
Brooklyn, NY opening: week of 18 May 1944
Production Company
Alexander-Stern Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Film Length
6,208ft

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Notes

Although a Hollywood Reporter news item adds Jessie Proctor, Terry O'Sullivan, Victoria Horne, Josephine Dillon, Ralph Littlefield, Pat McKee, Dick Rush, Bob Hill and Eugene Kerckes to the cast, their participation in the released film has not been confirmed.