Cast & Crew
On a darkened country highway, aspiring singer Katy O'Conner convinces Officer Casey to pull over every passing car until she finds Bob Carson, the New York City talent scout who has not been responding to her letters. Katy has been pleading with Carson to come to the small town of Cedar Falls to hear her boyfriend Dodo Dixon and his band play. Carson, who is traveling with Vicky Doran to New York to judge a talent contest, is eventually found among the passing cars, but he shows little patience for Katy's demands. Officer Casey, however, takes Katy's side, and demands that Carson accompany her back to town. Katy, Carson and Vicky drive to Cedar Falls on a square-dancing night, and Katy insists that they all go see Dodo Dixon and his Dixie Dooo-Daws. Carson is not especially impressed with the music, and is permitted to return to New York. One day, Katy gets a telegram announcing that she has won the Bubble-O Soap Co. contest and a trip to New York to sing with the Yankee River Band in the Double Bubble-O Talent Contest. In New York, Katy immediately earns the respect of the soap company executives when she corrects an embarrassing advertising blunder. Katy, who has moved to New York with her mother, is propelled to instant stardom by her role on the Bubble-O television program, but she misses Dodo. Dodo eventually comes to New York, and Katy's friend, Gypsy Jones, who runs a Greenwich Village nightclub, gives his band their big break. Later, Katy joins them on stage for their concert debut, but reviews the following day praise only Katy's talent. Dodo soon becomes dejected and decides to leave New York. Time passes, and one day Vicky takes Gypsy and Katy to the Long Island resort that Dodo is now operating. Katy is glad to see that Dodo has made a name for himself at the resort and is popular with the local square-dancing teenagers, but she wants him to perform again at Gypsy's club. Dodo's return to New York is advertised on signs at the entrance to every bridge and tunnel leading into the city, an urban eyesore that makes him a big hit but eventually leads to the arrest of Katy, Gypsy and Dodo. At the trial, the police commissioner testifies on behalf of those who placed the signs around the city, calling them "friendly" signs. The judge agrees, and after he dismisses the charges against Katy and the others, they all celebrate with a square dance.
Jimmie Davis And His Sunshine Band
Raymond Boltz Jr.
Edward J. Kay
J. S. Pierpont
Allen K. Wood
Hollywood Reporter production charts credit Raymond Boltz Jr. as art director, but David Milton is credited onscreen. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, William Beaudine was scheduled to direct the film and Cass Daley was originally scheduled for the role played by Vera Vague. For additional information about the life of singer-songwriter Jimmie Davis, who was at one time the governor of Louisiana, as well as an entertainer, please see the entry above for Louisiana.