You're the One


1h 23m 1941

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 7, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

As bandleader Luke Laramie, "the Emperor of Rhythm," makes his last radio broadcast, agent "Death Valley" Joe Frink tries to interest Luke and his agent, Edgar Crump, in his latest find, small town singer Bonnie Baker. Luke is only interested in glamorous blondes, however, and Crump is only concerned with finding Luke and his band more work. Luke's last hope is to get a contract with Mr. Miggles, whose company makes a fat-reducing product. Miggles wants a representative for a television commercial though, and will only hire Luke, who cannot stop eating ice cream, if he loses fifty pounds. When Bonnie's audition fails, Joe urges her to get a facial to wash away her tears. A beautician accidentally bleaches her hair blonde and Joe sees a new opportunity to interest Luke in Bonnie. Luke checks into Zeno Springs, a weight reduction resort run by Dr. Colonna, who claims in his radio advertisements that visitors will "frolic fat away." Joe hocks his office furniture and rents a chauffeur, a lapdog and his aunt Emma to provide the backdrop for Bonnie, who is dolled up as a sophisticated blonde bombshell whom he has booked to sing with Orrin Tucker and his band at Zeno Springs. Bonnie arrives just after Orrin has described his lost childhood sweetheart to nurse Jones, and he is shocked to see Bonnie, who in actuality is his lost sweetheart, stroll into the hotel as a blonde bombshell. Although Bonnie still loves Orrin, he will have nothing to do with her because of her apparent personality change, whereas Luke cannot wait to get hold of her. Band leader Tony Delmar promises to pay Crump $5,000 if he gets him the contract with Miggles, and so Crump sabotages Luke's weight loss program by tricking Luke's valet Julius into putting weight gain tablets into Luke's coffee. Bonnie reluctantly signs a contract with Luke, but shortly afterward, she becomes fed up with the ruse Joe has created and she decides to drop her pretense. She is reunited with Orrin after he sees her singing his favorite childhood song. Everyone performs in the Zeno Springs charity show at which Mr. Miggles announces that he is hiring neither Luke nor Tony but another band leader for his television promotion. Luke refuses to let Bonnie out of her contract so that she can sing with Orrin's band until Orrin proves that the contract is worthless because it is dependent on Luke's contract with Miggles. Orrin and Bonnie can now sing together and Joe signs nurse Jones, who proved she could sing during the charity show, to a contract with Luke.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 7, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The Hollywood Reporter review noted that this film was independently financed by producer-writer Gene Markey. This film was advertised as singer Bonnie Baker and band leader Orrin Tucker's feature film debuts; however, Baker had previously appeared in a bit part in Universal's 1940 film Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.3208). Baker performed with Tucker's band on the 1939-1940 Your Hit Parade radio broadcasts. Baker was especially known for her "baby-voiced" rendition of the song "Oh, Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!".