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A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.
The incident in which Judy wears a black wig impersonates a French chanteuse to get a role at the studio was likely inspired by this incident recounted in George Eells' 1976 book "Ginger, Loretta, and Irene Who?": Even as an established star, Ginger Rogers continued her child-like love of masquerading. For no good reason, she once borrowed a provocative gown from wardrobe, applied dark makeup, false eyelashes, and a black wig, and had herself taken around the studio and introduced as Marcelle Brown, a French chanteuse. Unrecognized, at least as far as everyone let on, she was granted an audition in which Oscar Levant volunteered to play for her. She as offered a part in a Ginger Rogers picture before turning her back and having her legs recognized by a studio executive.
But Dennis! Dennis, you've got to help me find a leading lady. Look. We're pals! Buddies! When you first came to Hollywood, down on your luck, broke, didn't have what to eat, who gave you the first square meal?
Dennis Morgan: Salvation Army!
Jack Carson: Well, who phoned them?
Dennis Morgan: ...
During Edward G. Robinson's brief cameo appearance, the hands of the clock change back and forth between shots.