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1hr 33min
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1948
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Synopsis: April Showers stars Jack Carson and Ann Sothern as a pair of small-time vaudevillians whose act gets nowhere until their young son (Robert Ellis) joins them. The threesome form a knockabout acrobatic turn which propels them into the big time. Jealous of his son's success, Carson takes to the bottle, and the act breaks up in a spirit of mutual recrimination. This being a Warner Bros. musical, the three family members are reunited for a sentimental climax. April Showers was based in great part on the ... Full Synopsis
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April Showers is a modest little backstage musical, but one which does have a few surprising elements in it. While the basic story is a familiar one and is for the most part not treated with great imagination, it does include a plot point -- the prohibition on performing by children -- that is based in fact and not gone into in most backstagers. It's too bad that the creators of Showers didn't delve ... Read Review
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