The Helen Morgan Story
The Helen Morgan Story was released to DVD on 2009-02-17 and to Amazon Video on 2013-01-01.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans, Ann Blyth, and Alan King
The 1920's and 30's career of singer Helen Morgan is followed from her early days singing outdoors in a carnival, through her speak-easy and chorus-girl days, to her stardom on Broadway in Ziegfeld's "Show Boat". Her involvement with Larry Maddux, a gin-runner and con-man, and Russell Wade, a prominent, married New York lawyer, and her decline thanks to these failed romances and alcohol are punctuated by performances of many of the songs she made famous.