A Delightful Musical Extravaganza!
The Sherwood sisters get off the train in Manhattan looking for fame and fortune. Eileen, (Janet Leigh, Academy Award nominee 1960, Best Supporting Actress, Psycho), a beautiful aspiring actress and Ruth (Betty Garrett, TV s Laverne Shirley ), a loveless would-be writer, move to New York to realise their dreams. After suave magazine editor Robert Baker (Jack Lemmon, 1973 Academy Award winner, Best Actor, Save The Tiger It Happened to Jane) insultingly rejects Ruth s corny romantic tragedies, Ruth takes his advice to write about something she really knows her belle-of-the-ball sister s power over men. Ruth s secret jealousy of Eileen leads to a web of lies that only an international incident with the Brazilian Navy and a jail-bound conga line can untangle! The optimistic humour of Blake Edwards screenplay and the lively fun of Robert Fosse s choreography make for full-scale enjoyment in this charming big time or bust success story.