You're a Sweetheart


1h 36m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
Young Man's Fancy
Release Date
Dec 26, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Film Length
10 reels

Synopsis

When a new Broadway show is scheduled to open the same night as a big benefit, producer Don King is worried that no one will come and the show will fail. Hal Adams, a waiter, suggests that Don create desire through unavailability by having a phony millionaire buy out the entire house so that star Betty Bradley will play only for him. Don thinks the idea is brilliant. He goes even further by buying out the theater for an entire week, hiring Hal to act as an oil millionaire from Oklahoma who is madly in love with Betty. He hires "Daisy" Day, a former football player, to act as Hal's bodyguard. Because Betty refuses to participate in any publicity stunts, Don does not tell her that Hal is a fake. Hal takes to his new role, spending money like a real millionaire, and wooing Betty, with whom he has really fallen in love. By the end of the week, Don has run out of money. He tells Hal that if he cannot pay his bills, the show will not open as scheduled. Meanwhile, Fred Edwards, a press agent whom Don fired, is trying to prove that Hal is a fake. Believing that it is just a matter of time before he is exposed, Hal disappears before the real opening night. Don also loves Betty, and realizing that she has fallen in love with Hal, he tells her about the stunt, pretending that he had nothing to do with it. His revelation does not change Betty's feelings, however, and she demands that he help her find Hal. Betty suggests that Don sell her his interest in the show in order to get the money to pay his debts. She then forges Hal's name to a contract for an advertising endorsement and takes the money to buy Don's interest. When Conway Jeeters, the advertiser, learns that Hal is only a waiter, he furiously confronts him, but Hal denies signing the contract in the first place. Betty explains what she has done, and Don tells Jeeters that if the show is a success, everyone will make money. After everything is straightened out, the show is a big success, and Don asks if he can be best man at Hal and Betty's wedding.

Film Details

Also Known As
Young Man's Fancy
Release Date
Dec 26, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Film Length
10 reels

Award Nominations

Best Art Direction

1937

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Notes

The pre-release title was Young Man's Fancy. Ken Murray was a popular radio performer. Art director Jack Otterson was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the film.