That Judy Garland can sing. "Zing!" wasn't even the best song in the movie. Also, it was funny how I got startled out of the movie whenever she would exclaim something in a way identical to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I give this one two thumbs up.
This movie has a lot going for it, and surprisingly it just didn't work for me. Barbara Stanwyck is great but she exudes too much confidence and competence. You never really doubt that she can handle any situation. Henry Fonda is too meek. The best parts are when the gaggle of society girls jump into action and a terrific performance by Hattie McDaniel as Melsa's non-subservient maid.
I do like the name Melsa.
The Old Barn Dance with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette. Gene Autry plays a traveling singing horse trader named Gene Autry. His horse auction company travels from town to town putting on music shows and selling horses. Demand has lessened due to the modern move to tractors. He is tricked into putting his shows on the radio to advertise for the crooked tractor company. For the first half of this movie they averaged a musical number every 4 minutes. I think this was Gene Autry's last film for Republic Pictures. A bit player in this movie under the name of Dick Weston became Republic's new star cowboy in subsequent movies as Roy Rogers.