Passed | | Comedy, Romance
A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.
This is one of two dozen Walter Wanger/Harry Sherman/Cinema Guild productions, originally released by United Artists, re-released theatrically in 1948 by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for television broadcast in 1950. It was first telecast in Chicago Monday 19 June 1950 on WENR (Channel 7), in Phoenix Sunday 30 July 1950 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Saturday 26 August 1950 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Sunday 3 September 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Boston Sunday 17 September 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7), in Philadelphia Saturday 14 October 1950 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Sunday 22 October 1950 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Monday 18 December 1950 on WOR (Channel 9), in Pittsburgh Friday 26 January 1951 on WDTV (Channel 3), and in San Francisco Saturday 24 February 1951 on KGO (Channel 7).
He's the only trained seal in pictures. He gets more fan mail than Clark Gable.
Naomi is crestfallen to learn that she can only get work as an extra in the remake of the film she had starred in. While the scene is meant to underscore the transitory and cruel nature of show business (a point made later when Lester attempts to explain to the clueless Dodd why she can't book a role, despite having been a star as a child), it's inconceivable that the producers would pass on the opportunity to capitalize on the nostalgic aspect of the remake by not offering a role to the star of the original.