Although initially hating the idea, it soon becomes apparent that Jane has 'greasepaint in her veins' when Abigail drops out and Jane has to perform in the lead role.
Along the way she falls for the handsome director (Gene Kelly) and decides that an acting career is what she longs for in life.
This was Judy's last MGM picture. She was fired from the studio after her work in the musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN was deemed terrible and she was replaced by Betty Hutton in the role. Later she would make her great comeback as Esther Blodgett in the musical version of A STAR IS BORN.
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