BELLE OF THE NINETIES (1934):
Ruby Carter is the beautiful Vaudeville star and headliner at a nightclub in St. Louis in the early 1890s. She's romantically involved with the Tiger Kid, a prizefighter. To get the preoccupied Tiger Kid to focus on his training, his trainer arranges for another boxer to give the impression that Ruby's been unfaithful to Tiger. Heartbroken, the Tiger Kid sends her a breakup letter. Ruby's manager convinces her to take a high-paying contract for a residency at the Sensation House in New Orleans, where the owner, Ace Lamont, installs Ruby in the suite adjacent to his own. She quickly makes a name for herself, drawing numerous fans and suitors, receiving a diamond necklace from one of them. Lamont is also attracted to her, but resents her wealthy suitors, as they prevent him from controlling her.
DVD-R is in English with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 69 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
BIG TIME OR BUST (1933):
Jimmy Kane is a high diver in a carnival, with his wife, Betty Roberts, as his assistant. When the carnival closes, he decides to travel to New York City and attempt to make it in the big time. However, when they arrive in the city, Kane struggles to get into a show which takes advantage of his diving skills. To make ends meet, Betty takes a position as a singer in a nightclub. She attracts the attention of a handsome playboy, John Hammond. Hammond convinces a theatrical producer to cast her in his next Broadway musical, in which she becomes a huge success. As Betty's career takes off, Kane becomes more and more hurt and resentful that they are living off of her earnings.
DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 61 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!