"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit and to play 'blues' music. The dedication isn't paying off in money and, while riding the rails in a boxcar, they meet and befriend a gangster named Del Davis. He offers them a job at a New Jersey roadhouse, where Powell falls in love with Kay Grant, a former 'real-good friend' of Davis. But when Powell learns that 'Character' is about to have a baby, he returns to her. "Jigger" tries to make Kay the band's singer and, when this fails, runs off with her. She leaves him with nothing to show for him except a nervous breakdown.Back at the roadhouse, after his recovery, Kay shows up, has a quarrel with Davis, shoots and kills him and plans to take back up with "Jigger", who knows better but just can't help himself. While she is waiting in a car for him, along comes cripple Brad Ames, who she put in that...
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Tuesday 11 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Los Angeles Thursday 8 November 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Salt Lake City Friday 21 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Boston Sunday 20 January 1957 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Saturday 2 March 1957 on WKRC (Channel 12). See more
When Brad and Kay crash their car toward the end of the movie, The car looks like a '40 or '41 Buick. The car in the crash is an much older car. See more
Remember, kid. Stay in the groove.
Spoofed in Thank Your Lucky Stars
I Got Rhythm
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Played in the St. Louis Cafe See more