The Helen Morgan Story (Why was I born?)
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The Helen Morgan Story (Why was I born?)
Ann Blyth plays famed "torch singer" Helen Morgan, from her humble beginnings as a carnival dancer to the height of her nightclub fame in the 1920s. Helen spends most of her spare time anguishing over the on-and-off affections of her boorish boyfriend (Paul Newman), who had discovered Helen during her carnival days and promoted her to stardom. By 1927, Helen is headlining in her own nightclub, with further fame and fortune greeting her when she is cast as Julie in the blockbusting Broadway hit Show Boat. But when she realizes that her erstwhile boyfriend has been using her as a… More
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"Paul Newman is good as the gangster, but Ann Blyth is miscast in this rise and fall biopic of the famous singer."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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