You'll Never Get Rich

Synopsis: After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles- or does it?
Director(s): Sidney Lanfield
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
88 min

Slow down for a minute,

will you, please, Jenkins?

All right. Go ahead. Thank you.

- Where are we, Jenkins?

- Fifth Avenue, sir.

- I see that. But why are we here?

- This is your wedding anniversary.

Oh, of course, of course, my 15th.

Delightful occasion.

Thank you, Jenkins.

- Good morning, Mr. Cortland.

- I'd like to get a bracelet.

Diamond, of course. Here we are.

Is this something like we have

in mind? Or perhaps this?

Oh, that's beautiful.

- I'll take that.

- Fine. That's my preference.

Will there be anything else?

No, thank you. Oh, yes, I wanna get

something for my wife too.

- How much is this?

- Seven dollars.

Will you put this in one

of your boxes?

- Yes.

- Incidentally, what is it?

- It's a Chinese backscratcher.

- Always wanted to have one of those.

- Shall we send it, sir?

- No, I'll give it to her myself.

- And about the bracelet, sir.

- I want that engraved.

Yes, and to whom?

To my dear, sweet...

- May I use your telephone, please?

- Of course, right over there.

I'll have her name for you

in just a minute.

- The boss wants you on the phone.

- Thanks. I'm through with this table, Joe.

Someone's still a beat off.

- Hello, chief.

- What's the name of that pretty girl... the front line

of the modern group?

The new one with

the dimples on her knee?

Oh, Sheila Winthrop.

Yeah, that's right.

- Miss Winthrop.

- Yes, Mr. Curtis.

There's nothing I admire more

than independence...

...but sometimes

it can be carried too far.

Our group is known

for absolute precision.

All the other girls are doing

this dance one way and you another.

I'm sorry. But I don't know

that part of the routine.

- Would you like to try it with me?

- I'd love to.

Tommy, let's have the second 24 bars.

Ready? One and two and...

Tommy, let's have the second 24 bars.

Ready? One and two and...

- That's much better, thank you.

- Thank you.

All right, now listen, kids.

I want the whole number.

Places, please.

It's "Boogie Barcarolle," from the top.

I'll do it with you. Are you ready?

Music. Now, give me some

nice straight lines, please. Go.

That's it. Take five minutes.


- Who do you think you're kidding?

- I don't know what you mean.

- You know that dance routine.

- That's right.

Then why do you muff it

when Mr. Curtis is around?

- Because I like to dance with him.

- Is that all?

- I like the way he talks.

- Is that all?

- I like his personality.

- Is that all?

- Isn't that enough?

- Don't get your hopes up, dear.

- Why not?

- For eight hours a day, Mr. Curtis... up to his hips in pretty girls.

And we all look alike to him.

- Really?

- Yes. To a hungry man, a lamb chop... a tasty dish. But to

the butcher, it's just a hunk of meat.

Mr. Cortland wants to see you

in his office.

- I take it all back, dear.

- Thank you, Mr. Curtis.

- What do you take back, Marge?

- A remark I made about lamb chops.

- What do you take back, Marge?

- A remark I made about lamb chops.

Come in.

- You sent for me, Mr. Cortland?

- Yes, I thought we might have a chat.

- Won't you sit down, please?

- Thank you.

- You know that I own this theatre?

- Yes, I do.

Fine. Fine.

- I took an interest in your work.

- Really?

So much so that this morning

I was walking down Fifth Avenue...

...I saw something rather beautiful

that reminded me of you.

I wanted you to have it very much,

and so I bought it for you.

This couldn't be a diamond bracelet,

could it?

Yes, as a matter of fact, it's engraved.

"To my dear, sweet Sheila."

Something I thought of.

- How lovely.

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