Ambitious Helen Chernin (Ida Lupino) pushes her talented younger sister Katherine (Joan Leslie) into marriage with broken down song-and-dance man Albert Runkel (Jack Carson) so that the two women can leave the dirty steel town where they live. Runkel's partner Paul Collins (Dennis Morgan), however, sees through Helen's plan. Helen continues driving her sister's career and eventually Katherine becomes a star on Broadway, while Runkel and Collins' act flounders. Success soon goes to Katherine's head and she becomes a fast-living party girl. Time passes and Helen and Katherine run into Paul, now a successful band leader. He and Katherine soon fall in love. The two sisters eventually have a showdown on opening night of Katherine's latest show when Katherine discovers that Helen is also in love with Paul.
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Sisters face to face...one burning with love...the other seething with hatred! A story of crushing power!
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Did You Know?
At 34 minutes into the film, Ida Lupino stands in front of a movie poster for "Bordertown," a 1935 Warners release starring Bette Davis who turned down the role Lupino plays in this film. See more
Near the end of the film Dennis Morgan takes a seat to see Joan Leslie's play. He is seated next to a young woman. The next time the camera cuts to him he is in the same seat, but sitting next to an older woman wearing completely different clothing. See more
The Morgan Twins
Mr. Wade? We're playing in Jersey City. Can you catch our act? We're the Morgan Twins.
When you're triplets, come back and see me.
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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