An amiable adaptation of the successful Broadway musical of the same name which had been ballyhooed into a hit by producer Mike Todd. After a run of 504 performances, the studio wouldn't leave well enough alone and removed much of the tuneful Romberg score in favor of an attempt at a
story. Big mistake. The paper-thin plot had Haymes, a New York Times
reporter, teaming up with Durbin, a beauteous Irish immigrant (who was oddly devoid of any Irish accent), to expose the infamous Boss Tweed (Price) for the political scalliwag he was. Durbin, as the lively but naive daughter of
park superintendent Sharpe, did what she could to buoy matters in this, her penultim...