Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.
The play,"The Butter and Egg Man" by George S. Kaufman, opened at the Longacre Theatre in New York on 23 September 1925 and closed in April 1926 after 243 performances. Gregory Kelly played Jones and the opening night cast also included Tom Fadden, Robert Middlemass and Harry Stubbs. This is the second of six film adaptations of the play released from 1928 to 1953.
What's this - borscht?
Joe Lehman: Borscht? That's nothing but beet soup.
Calvin Jones: Yeah? Kind of a highfalutin name for just ordinary, common, home-grown, beets, ain't it?
Joe Lehman: This is Broadway, you know. Everything isn't what it seems.
Calvin Jones: Yes sir, I can see that. Guess I gotta...