A struggling singer, devoted to his young son, fears the child’s super-spoiled, unloving but wealthy mother will gain custody of the boy.
I. Stanford Jolley
Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing.
On the day of her wedding a young woman’s fiancé doesn’t show up, sleeping off the results of the previous night’s wild bachelor party. Miffed, the woman decides to go ahead with the wedding anyway to teach her fiancé a lesson, so she calls her lawyer, Henry, and has him stand in for her missing groom. She intends to divorce her new “husband” at the first opportunity, but Henry–who has been in love with her …