Beautiful but Broke

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Beautiful but Broke
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay byMonte Brice
Story by
Produced byIrving Briskin
Cinematography L. William O'Connell
Edited by Richard Fantl
Music by John Leipold
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 28, 1944 (1944-01-28)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Beautiful but Broke (1944) is an American musical-comedy film starring Joan Davis and Jane Frazee.



Business is so bad at the Waldo Main theatrical agency that the owner gives it to his secretary, Dottie Duncan, and joins the Marines. Dottie enlists two office neighbors, Sally and Sue, to help her put over a big contract. Dottie recruits a local all-girl band to play an out-of-town date, but the railroad surrenders their seats to military personnel. Dottie can't find her purse containing the tickets, so the group is stranded in a small town.

The band makes good anyway, working at a daycare center while mothers are doing war work, and playing concerts at wartime charity events. Dottie learns that Bill Drake, who has been arranging these local activities, had Dottie's purse all the time and was keeping the railroad tickets so the band wouldn't move on.


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