Step Lively

Synopsis: Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen Russell, whose dramatic play he thinks Miller is producing, arrives. But it turns out Russell can sing like Sinatra, and Miller has leading lady Christine turn on the charm. Can Miller's crazed machinations save the show?
Genre: Musical
Director(s): Tim Whelan
Production: Warner Home Video
88 min

- Oh, thanks.

- Please pay attention.

- Sure.

Don't worry, Gordon has a backer.

- I'm sorry, I cannot tell

that to Mr. Wagner. Why not?

You had backers coming,

none of them came through.

Never one like this.

This guy's really coming.

- We're expecting him now, name's Jenkins.

- That's right.

- But I came up here...

- I hate to miss the fun, we've got to work.

Come on, girls. Well?


Thank you kindly. See you later?

Well, I'll try.

Look, what are you getting upset

about a measly $ 1200?

- There's a time in every

businessman's life... Room service.

- Refreshments, put them over here.

- Thanks.

- Put them on the table. Harry, sign for this.

- Sure.

Oh, no.

No more charges against this penthouse.

Wait a minute,

you're not gonna ask that poor boy... carry that great big heavy tray

all the way back downstairs, are you?

Very well. I'll sign it myself.

- That's more like you, Joe.

- That's the last room service you'll get.

Joe, lend me a dollar, will you?

- Here.

- Thanks.


- Here you are, chum.

- Thank you, sir.

- It's okay.

- Listen to me, Gordon...

Hey, that's my dollar.

- I'll find out for you, madam.

- Thank you.

- Give me the porter. Yes, sir?

- Mr. Gordon Miller, I'm expected.

- That's the penthouse.

- Thank you.

Hello. Who do I say is calling?



Your typewriter's open.

Hmm? Oh, yes.

- I hope I didn't embarrass you.

- That's all right.

- Are you Miss Gypsy?

- No, I'm not.

Well, it seemed rather logical.

- Did it?

- Yes.

- I was going for the elevator, when I came...

- Goodbye.


Oh, excuse me.

Hello. What?

Oh, there is? Okay, thank you very much.

All right, fellows, break it up.

There's a man on the way up here, it

must be Jenkins. It's got to be Jenkins.

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Allen Boretz

Allen Boretz (1900–1985), was an American songwriter, playwright and screenwriter. The great success of his and John Murray's Broadway hit Room Service (1937) led to offers from Hollywood, and he wrote and co-wrote screenplays from the late 1930s through the 1940s. His film credits include It Ain't Hay (1943), Step Lively (1944), Up in Arms (1944), The Princess and the Pirate (1944), Ziegfeld Follies (1946), Copacabana (1947), My Girl Tisa (1948), and Two Guys from Texas (1949). . Boretz' screenwriting ended abruptly when he was blacklisted in the early 1950s. However, Room Service has never stopped being produced by professional and amateur theatrical companies throughout the world, and has been revived on Broadway several times. more…

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