Eager to make a name on the radio, ex-vaudevillian Frank Merriweather (Frank Morgan) plays the waves by playing all the roles in a parody of the Martian invaders. He touches the parts too well, causing panic in the streets and causing the station to fire him. Hullabaloo's parody of the Orson Welles radio event The War of the Worlds is a preview of this musical film centered on Merriweather's happily frustrated attempt to restore her career, all while meeting with her three children (of her three ex-spouses). ). wives!). Joining Morgan for fun is a mix of screen veterans (Billie Burke, Donald Meek), emerging talents (Virginia Gray, Dan Dailey, Jr.) and specialty artists that include the songwriter Virginia O & # 39 ; Brien and 31-year-old tenor Charles Holland as singing bellboys. Holland would find opera successes in Europe and debut at Carnegie Hall at age 73.
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