PG-13 | | Comedy
A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.
The opening scene shows Rachel Schpitendavel Britt Ekland riding the 'ell' (New York's elevated trains) in Manhattan to the lower east side area. As the last ell in Manhattan had been dismantled in the late 50's (the 3rd Avenue el), the scene was shot on what was (and is still) a integral part of NYC's subway system; the above-ground lines running through parts of Brooklyn. The only difference between what was once known as the els and the above-ground lines, is that the els were lines in and of themselves, whereas the above-ground tracks are parts of lines which travel underground (i.e. the 'sub' - in 'subway') as well. When the els in Manhattan's east side were taken down, it left the entire east side (north-south) only transferable by either buses or the Lexington Ave. lines the N°s. 4, 5 & 6 trains, because trying to dig a subway line - in a city where space is at a premium - so difficult, that it took almost 75 years since work actually began to complete only a minor portion of the much-delayed Second Ave. line (it opened January,2017).
I'm some handy for dancing.
Raymond Paine: I'll bet. Hey, ummm, what kind of dancing are you handy for?
Rachel Schpitendavel: I dance stories from the Bible.
Raymond Paine: From the Bible?
Professor Spats: It's a book civilians read on Sundays.
The film was set in 1925, but in the opening montage, a stock shot of Times Square shows a marquee with "All Quiet in the Western Front", which opened in New York on April 29, 1930.
The words in the title flash on the screen individually in between shots of the raiding vice cops.