Rhythm Parade


1h 8m 1942

Film Details

Also Known As
Bye, Baby
Release Date
Dec 11, 1942
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
6,112ft

Synopsis

At the Florentine Gardens nightclub in Los Angeles, theatrical agent Speed brings bookie Rocks MacDougal and actor Jimmy Trent to see singer Sally Benson perform. Rocks is convinced that Sally would be ideal for a proposed Broadway play he will produce, which stars Jimmy, and agrees to hire her. Speed advises Sally to keep the presence of Sparkie, her sister's baby, for whom she is caring until her sister's return, a secret, as Rocks disapproves of babies. Speed is also chorus girl Connie's agent, and she is jealous that he is getting work for Sally, so she tries to sabotage the deal by bringing her rival Sparkie's baby bottle in Rocks' presence. However, Speed saves the day by pretending that he likes to drink bourbon out of baby bottles. Sally then becomes intimate friends with Rocks's sister Ophelia, who runs his business, and Ophelia officially approves Sally's contract. Sally and Jimmy start dating, but during rehearsal one day, Rocks discovers Sparkie in a dressing room. Although various performers pretend that Sparkie is theirs, Sally admits that he is her baby, and Rocks fires her. Because Jimmy also resents her deceit, Sally breaks up with him. However, Jimmy soon finds out that Sally indeed has a sister who has been unable to return from Honolulu because of the war, and asks Ophelia's help in setting the record straight. Sally returns to working for N.T.G., the manager of the Florentine Gardens whose nickname is "Granny," and one night, Speed brings Rocks in to see the show again. After getting Rocks drunk, Speed insists that Sally perform wearing a blonde wig to trick Rocks into hiring her. The ruse works, but when Connie tells Rocks that he is being duped, he rips up the new contract. Just then, Ophelia and Jimmy arrive and introduce Sally's sister, who has apparently returned to reclaim her child. Realizing that he has been mistaken about Sally, Rocks promises to draw up another contract in the morning, and Sally is again cast in his show. Back stage, Jimmy apologizes to Sally for distrusting her and they make up. When Sally mentions that the woman he brought is not really her sister, Jimmy admits that he and Ophelia hired the woman just to help Sally.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bye, Baby
Release Date
Dec 11, 1942
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
6,112ft

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film was Bye, Bye, Baby. N. T. G.'s onscreen credit reads: "N. T. G. (Nils T. Granlund) and the Florentine Gardens Revue."