Rose of Washington Square

Synopsis: New York city in the 1920s: a singer struggles to keep her boyfriend from trouble. When she makes it to Ziegfeld, he heads for five years in jail. Lots of Faye and Jolson singing. The story is so close to the true story of Fanny Brice and Nicky Arnstein (Jules W. Arndt Stein) that he sued the studio in a case that was quickly settled out of court in his favor.
Director(s): Gregory Ratoff
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
86 min

# And once again

you'll sway my heart away #

# With your ya-ka hula

Rickey-dula tune #

# Everybody loves a baby

That's why I'm in love with you #

# Pretty baby, pretty baby #

Thanks, buddy.

# And I'd like to be your sister, brother

dad and mother too #

# Pretty baby

Pretty baby #

# Wort you come and let me rock you

in my cradle of love #

# And we'll cuddle

all the time #

# Oh, I want a loving baby

and it might as well be you #

# Pretty baby of mine #

# Pretty baby of mine #

Here you are, folks.

Get 'em while they last.

Two articles

for the price of one.

A box of Yum Yums and all the latest

song hits. Hey, Eddie, what time is it?

- Oh, about a quarter after.

- A quarter after? Holy smokes!

- Hold this. I'll just be able to make it.

- Hey, what's the idea?

I'll be right back.

Just going across the street.

- Hiya, Ted.

- Why, you big flatfoot.

You might've broke my neck,

you know it?

- What's the matter? Some music lover

chasing you? - Okay, wise guy.

I'll be singing them songs

uptown before you know it.

Way up, in the Bronx.

# I'm sorry, dear #

# So sorry, dear #

# I'm sorry #

# I made you cry #

# Wort you forget #

# Won't you forgive #

# Don't let us say #

# Good-bye #

# One little word #

# One little smile #

# One little kiss #

# Wort you try #

#It breaks my heart #

# To hear you sigh #

# I'm sorry #

# I made you #

# Cry #

Say, you did all right out there.

You can certainly turn it on.

Yeah, and I can turn it off too.

How much?

Uh, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90-

Oh, the rat!

- A dollar. A dollar, five-

- Oh, gee, honey, you were great.

- The audience was crazy about you.

- That agent-What did he say?

- Oh, Harry?

- Yeah.

He had to go in his office on account

of booking an act in Jersey City.

- But he said maybe.

- He said maybe?

- Yeah, maybe.

- Did you tell him you were in blackface?

- Sure. I told him the whole act, I did.

- And all he said was maybe?

- Yeah. - Oh, give me my coat.

Ted, there's no use kidding.

We're not gonna get anyplace

with this act, and you know it.

Now, listen, honey. We've been

rehearsing too long to stop now.

Listen, all we want is one break.

Hey, pipe down.

There's a guy out here

trying to sing "Mother Machree. "

- Peggy, how would you like to go

away for a while? - Sure. Where?

- Now, wait a minute. - No, I mean it.

I'm sick and tired of New York.

- But the act- Suppose we get a booking?

- I've got $60.

- How much have you got?

- Eighty cents.

We'll go to some nice

little summer hotel, huh?

Forget everything- New York,

show business, agents, everything.

- What do you say?

- Now, wait a minute.

- Oh, that sounds wonderful!

- No, I mean it.

- Just think. Trees and lakes and trees-

- And lakes and trees-

Can't you have some consideration

for an artist?

I'm an artist myself.

- Be out in a minute, cowboy.

I just wanna use the phone.

- #Ja- da, ja- da, ding, ding, ding #

- #And everybody's singing #

#Ja- da, I said ja- da #

- Can I use your phone?

- Go right ahead.

Thank you.

- Give me 602.

- # It's so soothing and appealing to me #


How are you, cowboy?

Say, uh, how do you get over there?

Keep right on the main road,

two miles out of town.

There'll be lights on the gate

on the left.

You'll stay over with us, won't you?

- #Ja-da, I said, ja-da #

- #Ja-da #

I-I think I'll check in here, Buck.

- Thanks just the same.

- Plenty of room here.

# It's so soothing and appealing to me

Ja-da, ja-da #

- Hello, Bart?

- Oh, sorry, Buck. What'd you say?

I said we have plenty of room here

if you want to spend the night.

Oh, thanks just the same.

I'll be there about 9:00.

Oh, Buck, I took the liberty of having

a package sent to me at your house.

Yeah, I'll explain later.

But would you mind...

just asking the butler on the front door

to hold it for me?

Yes, I'll tell him,

and I'll see you soon.


That crazy zebra.

- Who was it?

- Bart Clinton.

A lieutenant in my battalion

at Belleau Woods.

I heard he was still in New York

and sent him an invitation.

You can't get those war buddies out of

your mind even for a night, can you?

# Vamp a little lady

Vamp a little lady #

# Vamp a little lady

Vamp a little lady #

# Everybody, do the vamp #

# Vamp a little lady

Vamp a little lady #

# Vamp a little lady

Vamp a little lady #

# She will like it, maybe she will like it,

maybe, she will like it, maybe #

# Oh, you pretty baby #

# Make it good and snappy

Make it good and snappy #

# Make it good and snappy

Make it good and snappy #

# While they're playing

just keep swaying #

# Do a little whatnot

Do a little fox-trot #

# When you cuddle up don't fight #

#Just vamp and swing along #

# Keep doing it

Vamp, and sing a song #

# Now, don't you ruin it

Do a nifty step #

# With lots of pep #

# And watch your reputation #

# Do a bumblebee #

# Buzz around a bit

Shake a wicked knee #

# He will fall for it

Vamp all night and day #

# Keep vamping till

you vamp your cares away #

- I like your voice.

- I like the way you play the piano.

You know, I wish you were in

some kind of trouble.

- But why?

- So I could get you out of it.

Oh, no, they're very

good friends of mine.

Besides, they only live

a little ways down the road.

But what'll they think dragging

a complete stranger to their party?

Oh, they'll be annoyed.

Probably regard it as pretty nervy of me.

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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. more…

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