Let's Dance [VHS] - VHS Tape, Norman Z. McLeod, Betty Hutton
NR (Not Rated)
Norman Z. McLeod
In London in 1944, performers Kitty McNeil and Donald Elwood entertain British and American troops. Kitty becomes infuriated when Donald, after years of being non-commital, unexpectedly announces onstage that they are to be married. Because Kitty has already married Richard Everett, an American flyer whom she met in a hospital outside London, the performing act splits up. Kitty soon becomes a widow, however, and five years later, she and her son Richie are living with the wealthy Everett family in Boston. Although Dick's sister Carola is sympathetic, Kitty feels stifled by her grandmother-in-law Serena's disapproval of her former profession, and her strict discipline of Richie, and secretly moves to New York with him. Donald is an unsuccessful New York investment broker, and continues to perform for a meager salary at Larry Channock's nightclub. Although Donald first sees Kitty again in the Chili Cabana café, he pretends to run into her on the sidewalk. The former partners try to impress each other with exaggerated success stories, but Donald soon learns the truth, and promises to get Kitty work at the nightclub. That night, Donald falls asleep in Kitty's apartment after telling Richie a story. Unknown to Kitty, a private detective is following her and takes note of her nighttime visitor. Kitty is soon working as a cigarette girl at Larry's nightclub, and the staff looks after Richie, providing him with an education as well as regular meals and naps. Serena's lawyers, Edmund Pohlwhistle and Charles Wagstaffe, show up at the nightclub and threaten Kitty with a subpoena unless she gives Serena custody of Richie. Even Elsie and Bubbles Malone, two beautiful showgirls, fail to dissuade the lawyers from their mission, and the next day, Donald helps defend Kitty when she appears before a judge, who grants her sixty days to find more lucrative employment or a husband.