Taking the musical's place is a film that passed by just recently in the Pre-Code Parade.
As a reminder, here's what I wrote about this charming satire of a 1930s bridge craze.
You've read already that Lee Tracy was one of 1933's hottest actors. Here's fresh proof.
I've seen this one, too, and here's my review.
The next one I haven't seen, though I read about it in the Medveds' Hollywood Hall of Shame long ago.
The Medved book was rather unfair and mean-spirited toward a lot of movies and moviemakers, but no one's ever been in a hurry to rehabilitate this attempt to convert Kate Smith from radio to movie star. Part of the problem is the film's most notorious song, "Pickaninny's Heaven." It can be viewed on YouTube, but since I'm not allowed to embed it here, I refer you to the webpage with a reminder that you've been warned.