Junior Donal, an ex-vaudevillian now teaching music at Knickerbocker University in New York, enlists to help of patroness Peggy Portefield to persuade Sergei Alexandrovich, the director of the Russian Ballet, to stage a friend's jazzy "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet. Junior becomes involved with the company's prima ballerina, Vera Barnova, and even takes over the male lead in "Slaughter". This so enrages Vera's lover and regular dancing partner that he hires two thugs to kill Junior while he is performing on stage.
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Did You Know?
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 27 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Sunday 16 September 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Boston Wednesday 19 September 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in San Francisco Wednesday 3 October 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in New York City Sunday 4 November 1956 on WABD (Channel 5), and in Bloomington IN Tuesday 18 December 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4). See more
George Balanchine's name is misspelled as "Ballanchine" in the credits. See more
I will not give the American audiences what they want, I will give them what they ought to like.
Lorenz Hart, the lyricist for the original Broadway show, receives onscreen credit, but his lyrics are never sung at all in the film. See more
Song of the Volga Boatman
Hummed by Alan Hale
when Ivan takes Junior upstairs to the hotel room See more